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Rogers Named Senior Ag Officer

At Peoples Bank


MAGEE –Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that Doug Rogers, Senior Vice President, has been named Senior Agricultural Officer at the bank. In his new role, Rogers will sit on the bank’s Internal Loan Committee and help develop and set the agri-business lending policies and priorities for the bank.

Working out of the bank’s Collins Office, Rogers is the 2003 Farmer of the Year in Mississippi and won the National Stocker Award in 2006. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He later earned his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed studies at the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at the University of Mississippi. While there, he was named Top Graduate in 2009.

Rogers is a member of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association and the America-International Charolais Association and the Covington County Chamber of Commerce.

He and his wife, Melissa, have two children: Tanner and Taylor Ann.

“Throughout his career, Doug has consistently worked towards our goals of looking out for the farmers and ranchers in our communities,” Ammann said. “Doug’s knowledge of local agricultural issues will help the bank better serve and protect our farm customers. I am confident our Ag Lending program is in good hands and that the service we provide area farmers and ranchers will be unsurpassed.”

Blanton Promoted to Senior VP

At Peoples Bank


MAGEE –Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that John Blanton has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will oversee the bank’s government-guaranteed lending programs including SBA and USDA lending.

Blanton, who previously served as a Vice President, works in Peoples Bank’s Richland Office. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1997 and subsequently earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. In 2019, he completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University.

Blanton began his banking career in 1998 at Deposit Guaranty and was affiliated with First Commercial Bank, Jackson, as a Credit Analyst and Vice President.

He and his wife, Alison, have two children: Zach and Avery.

“As one of America’s leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, our government-guaranteed loan programs are an integral part of how we help our communities. As our commitment to these programs grows, it is important to have an officer of John’s experience leading this area,” Ammann said. “I congratulate John on this promotion and fully believe these programs will be in good hands for many years ahead.”

Peoples Bank in Magee, Mississippi



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