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MAGEE –Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that Becky Howell has been named Chief Operations Officer, and Noah Adams has been promoted to Loan Officer in Collins.

Ms. Howell has been affiliated with Peoples Bank for 37 years. Most recently, her role has been Vice President of Operations. She will now take the lead role for the overall banking operations systems and performance as our Chief Operations Officer. “Becky is instrumental in the efficiency and mechanics that make our gears turn,” said Ammann.  Ms. Howell will be located in the bank’s Operations Center in Mendenhall.  She is an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Olive and the Mendenhall Community Club. She is married to Steven Howell, and they have one daughter, Natalie.

Noah Adams, a Mendenhall High School graduate, has worked for Peoples Bank as a part-time teller for the past two years as he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Over the past several months, he has been in training to serve as a Loan Officer and will work with customers across the Collins area.

“It is my pleasure to announce these two promotions,” Ammann said. “Becky has distinguished herself in our Operations Department with her decades of experience, her dedication and knowledge. Our customers and employees will benefit from her being in this new role. And, we have known we wanted Noah to serve as a Loan Officer from the time he began working with us. Now that he is out of school, that opportunity has been filled.  He will be a great addition to our lending team.” 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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