TUPELO, Miss., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS), a financial holding company with 290 locations in nine states, announced the promotion of Greg Ray to Executive Vice President. Ray has senior management responsibilities for BancorpSouth's community banking regions.
Ray joined BancorpSouth in 1989 as a management trainee in the Company's corporate offices. During his 23-year tenure, Ray has advanced within the organization and held positions in funds management and branch administration.
"The contributions of BancorpSouth's community banks, and the roles and responsibilities of our regional presidents, are vital to the success of our organization, and will continue to thrive under Greg's leadership," said Gordon Lewis, Vice Chairman for BancorpSouth's General Bank. "Greg has played an integral part in the growth of BancorpSouth and he is well prepared for these expanded responsibilities."
Ray earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 1988. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has served as past chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association's Funds Management Committee and has instructed a funds management course at the Mississippi School of Banking.
BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $13.3 billion in assets. BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 290 commercial banking, mortgage, insurance, trust and broker dealer locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in Illinois. In addition to providing traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services, the company provides investment services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc. and insurance services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.
SOURCE BancorpSouth, Inc.