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Barrett Howell rejoins PriorityOne Bank as Director of Strategy and Technology


MAGEE, MS  —  Robert J. Barnes, President and CEO, PriorityOne Bank, recently announced that Barrett Howell has rejoined PriorityOne Bank as Director of Strategy and Technology. Barnes stated, “We are excited to have Barrett rejoining our team and feel he is a perfect fit for this new position.”


Barrett holds an Associate of Science/Information Technology Degree from Jones County Junior College, and a Bachelor of Science/Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree from Western Governor’s University. He previously worked with PriorityOne Bank as IT Specialist and as Information and Cybersecurity Officer. Most recently, Barrett worked with Renasant Bank as their Information Security Officer.

Barrett is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and holds CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network + certifications.


Barrett and his wife, Brianna, have one son, Lincoln.


PriorityOne Bank, based in Magee, Mississippi, operates fifteen offices in twelve Mississippi communities: Collins, Seminary, Sumrall, Hattiesburg, Magee, Mendenhall, Richland, Brandon, Ridgeland, Flowood, Pelahatchie, and Morton. The bank has assets of approximately $825 million. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.



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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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