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MAGEE –Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced the promotions of six officers within the bank.
Ammann said that Ginger Kirkley, Mike Long and Jason Smith were all named Vice Presidents while Stella Swain, Becky Sullivan and Jake Brown were promoted to Assistant Vice Presidents.
Ginger Kirkley, who works in the bank’s Collins Office, began her banking career in 1992 with Magnolia Federal Bank prior to joining Peoples Bank in 1997. She has worked as a Customer Care Associate and Loan Assistant prior to being named a Loan Officer and most recently was serving as Assistant Vice President.
She is a 2006 graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at LSU, and a 2013 graduate of the Southeastern School of Consumer Lending. Ms. Kirkley is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce. While at the Mississippi School of Banking, she was one of the winning team members for BankExec, a simulation for the best managed and positioned bank.
Ms. Kirkley and her husband, David, have two children and one grandson.
Mike Long assumes his new title after having served as a Real Estate Officer, located in Mendenhall, he is responsible for ordering and reviewing appraisals and completing evaluations for mortgage loans.
He has been in banking since 1993 and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi State University in 1986. In 2001, he completed studies at the Mississippi Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Ole Miss. He was the 2015 Peoples Bank Promise Award winner and the 2016 Peoples Bank WOW Award winner.
He and his wife, Kim, have two children and one granddaughter.
Jason Smith joined Peoples Bank in 2010 as a Poultry Lending officer at the Magee office. He attended Hinds Community College and completed studies at Mississippi State University. He is a 2017 graduate of the Mississippi Graduate School of Banking and has been a licensed Real Estate Appraiser since 1997.
Smith is active as Vice President of the Simpson County Jr. Livestock Association. He and his wife, Kim, have two children.
Stella Swain has been in banking since 1998 and has most recently been active as a lender and office manager, located at the Jackson Avenue location in Mendenhall. She is a 1998 graduate of Puckett High School. Ms. Swain is active in various committees at Galilee Baptist Church and Project Graduation, and the Puckett Booster Club and Puckett PTO. She has been the recipient of the Peoples Bank Promise awards for several years for outstanding service.
She and her husband Jon, have three children.
During her tenure at the bank, she has worked in the Loan Department, as an Assistant to bank President Dennis Ammann, served as a backup loan committee secretary, and as the Board Secretary. In 2020, she was named Branch Manager and Loan Officer in Richland before returning to Magee in March, 2022.
She attended William Carey. College and will begin studies at the Mississippi Graduate School of banking this fall.
She is active in her church and serves as the Youth Director at Macedonia Baptist Church. She recently was named to the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Sullivan and her husband, Jason, have one son.
He earned his Associates degree from Jones County Junior College and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has also completed studies at the Southeastern School of Consumer Lending.
He and his wife, Tatum, have two dogs.
“At Peoples Bank, our wealth is found in talented and dedicated employees,” Ammann said, “I am pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions knowing that our customers will continue to benefit from their efforts, and I commend each of these professionals for jobs well done.”
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