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Dunn Named Senior Lending Officer at Peoples Bank
MAGEE – Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced that Christopher Dunn has been promoted to Senior Lending Officer. In his new role, Dunn will focus on mentoring and encouraging production among the bank’s lending staff. He will be responsible for ensuring ongoing training among all lending staff and serve as a resource for other lenders.
Dunn attended Co-Lin Community College where he earned an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He is a 2005 graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at the University of Mississippi. In 2012, Dunn earned a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University. He also completed studies at the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, held at Vanderbilt University; and the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University. In 2013, he completed the National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.
In 2009, Dunn was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal and in 2012 was an inductee to the Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame. He has also been active as a member of the Magee Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of the Future Leaders of Simpson County, the Co-Lin Board of Trustees, Simpson County Economic Development Foundation, and as Vice-President of the Simpson County Academy School Board.
Chris and his wife, Morgan, reside in Magee with their three children; Sawyer, Ava and Wynn.
“Chris goes to great lengths to help his customers and co-workers,” Ammann said. “His experience building relationships and helping customers grow their businesses furthers Peoples Bank’s goal of becoming the most impactful community bank in our area.”
Vicky Dawsey Named Chief Retail Officer
at Peoples Bank
MAGEE –Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that veteran banker Vicky Dawsey has been named Chief Retail Officer for the bank. In her new position, Ms. Dawsey will manage the branch operations of the bank including staff training, staffing and organization.
Working out of the bank’s Magee Office, she will also concentrate her efforts on coordinating with branch management and head tellers to improve communications between offices. Ms. Dawsey has been with Peoples Bank since 1987 and has previously served as a teller, customer service representative, loan assistant, loan officer and branch manager.
She has completed studies at the Southeastern School of Consumer Lending, held in Nashville, and the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at the University of Mississippi. In addition, Ms. Dawsey has also completed the Graduate School of Banking, held at Louisiana State University.
She serves as pianist at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello and also is a member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation, Baton Rouge.
Ms. Dawsey and her husband, Butch, have three children and 10 grandchildren.
“For many years, Vicky Dawsey has been a valued officer of Peoples Bank,” Ammann noted. “In her new role, I have absolute confidence that she will perform these responsibilities in an exceptional manner. The result will be an improved line of communication with our branches and consistency in our approach to our markets.”