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Community Bank promotes Ashton Johnston

Ashton Johnston has been named Internal Audit Officer. A native of Pearl, Johnston recently served as Internal Auditor and has been in banking for four years. In his new role, Johnston will perform and review operational and office audits covering a wide variety of business processes for the bank. Johnston is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor ...

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Community Bank’s North Region promotes Lindsey and Ward

Angie Lindsey has been named Loan Officer. Jennifer Ward has been named Senior Vice President. A native of Tupelo, Lindsey recently served as Loan Assistant and has been in banking for ten years. In her new role, Lindsey will continue to focus on assisting consumers with all of their banking needs. Lindsey is a graduate of University of Mississippi with ...

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Community Bank’s Coast Region promotes Kelley, Delcambre and Black

Leslie Kelley has been named Senior Vice President of Business Development. Amy Delcambre has been named Senior Vice President. Dylan Black has been named Assistant Vice President. A native of Ocean Springs, Kelley recently served as Vice President of Business Development and has been in banking for sixteen years. In her new role, Kelley will continue to provide leadership in ...

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AvidExchange buys Columbus-based financial payment provider BankTel Systems

BUSINESS TREND CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  AvidXchange, the leading provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions for the middle market, will acquire Columbus, Mississippi-based BankTEL Systems, a provider of accounting solutions to more than 20 percent of banks across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through this acquisition, AvidXchange becomes the dominant provider of invoice-to-payment solutions for ...

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Planters Bank names Alan Hargett Chief Executive Officer

Planters Bank announces that Alan Hargett is assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2019. Hargett, a native of Ruleville, began his banking career with Planters as a management trainee in the Planters Indianola office in 1989 the same year he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. He became a commercial lender before being named ...

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Clifton Thach joins Bank of Commerce

Bank of Commerce has announced the addition of Clifton Thach as executive vice president. Thach, a Greenwood-area native, noted that he already knew most of the staff at Bank of Commerce and understands how important relationships are to them. According to what he sees on a day-to-day basis, he says the culture at Bank of Commerce is personal, and he ...

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Financial responsibility: Hardy Reed maintains high fiduciary standard

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • When Scott Reed and John Hardy opened their own financial advisory firm in 2006, they wanted to stand out from the crowd. With more than two decades of experience at their previous firm, the longtime friends and business partners opened Hardy Reed Capital Advisors (now called simply Hardy Reed). As Registered Investment Analysts, ...

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Cooley appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s board of New Orleans branch

Toni D. Cooley, chief executive officer of Systems Electro Coating, Systems Automotive Interiors, Systems Consultants Associates, and Systems IT, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch. Her term began July 25 and runs through Dec. 31, 2022. Cooley has served in her current positions since 2016. She became an ...

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BancorpSouth expansion needed as business continues to grow

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Last week, BancorpSouth put the finishing touches on its seventh bank acquisition since 2018, further expanding its footprint in eight states. With that growth comes the need to add more to the “back office” staff that helps keep the nearly $20 billion financial institution running smoothly. A more than $15 million project will ...

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