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Collins promoted to human resources manager

Renasant announced the promotion of Sherria Collins to human resources manager. She began her career with Renasant as Processor in the CDP department at the Technology Center in 2004. Collins has been an employee at Renasant for 14 years. “We feel very fortunate to have Sherria as a member of our Human Resources team. Her promotion to HR Manager will ...

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Starkville’s Phillips-Gaines among nation’s top advisers

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP, at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James in Starkville, was recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the country for the fifth consecutive year. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s. Barron’s, a weekly financial newspaper published by Dow Jones & Co., produced the listing of ...

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Robinson named Mississippi Regional President at CB&S Bank

The Board of Directors of CB&S Bank announced the addition of a Mississippi Regional President. Craig Robinson has been named Mississippi Regional President. In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for providing commercial banking sales leadership to CB&S Bank offices throughout Mississippi. Robinson has over 45 years of banking experience and has served in executive management positions, including President, ...

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Ginocchio named director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Southern Bancorp announced the hiring of Janie Ginocchio as the new Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Ginocchio will advocate for public policies in Arkansas, Mississippi, and at the federal level that create economic opportunity in underserved communities and empower individuals to save, reduce debt, and increase their net worth. She will also lead research and publication initiatives around these ...

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Finkelberg recognized by Barron’s and Forbes

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP®, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Investments with Raymond James & Associates, member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, has been listed among the nation’s best wealth advisors by two national financial publications. Finkelberg was named to Barron’s list of the “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.” The prestigious 2019 list, published March 8, draws from all 50 states plus ...

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Webb selected as Orrin H. Swayze Scholar

Jimmie Bouchillon Webb (center), a senior at Mississippi State University, has been selected as the 2019 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the MBA. Webb was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding banking and finance student. ...

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Senate confirms Moore appointment to Personnel Board

The Mississippi Senate has confirmed Governor Phil Bryant’s appointment of Gregory A. Moore to the Mississippi State Personnel Board to fill an unexpired term through June 30, and for a five-year term beginning July 1. Moore is the Chief Executive Officer for Community Bank of Mississippi. He oversees the daily operations of the bank and each of its subsidiary regions ...

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Alef named president of BNA Insurance and Investments

Mike Alef has been named president of BNA Insurance and Investments, a division of BNA Bank. In 2001 Alef joined BNA Bank as Vice President and started BNA Bank Insurance and Investments which has steadily grown under his leadership. He is licensed as a General Securities Representative and holds a Series 7 designation. Alef is also licensed as an Investment ...

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Credit Unions form emerging leader group

A new program was formed to develop young Mississippi credit union professional’s leadership skills and passion for the credit union movement: L.E.A.D. — Leaders Engaging in Action & Development — was formed to help young Mississippi credit union professionals develop leadership skills. L.E.A.D. was organized by Sedric Brinson (Statewide Federal Credit Union), Christian Hartley (Keesler Federal Credit Union), and Drew ...

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