MidSouth Bank Announces Executive Officer Promotions

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — MidSouth Bank’s board of directors has approved the promotion of four individuals in recognition of their performance as members of the bank’s executive leadership team.  Lee Moss, Chairman and CEO, made the announcement last week citing contributions that each had made to MidSouth Bank’s success over the last two years.

Kevin Busbey has been named Executive Vice President and will continue to serve as the bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Cashier.  Busbey, a 26-year veteran in the banking industry, joined MidSouth Bank as CFO in 2007 and oversees the bank’s accounting, deposit operations and information technology areas.  His financial management and strong communication skills have played significant roles in the bank’s continued progress and success.

Tony Hicks has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will continue his role as Branch Administrator.  Hicks joined MidSouth Bank when it first opened in 2004.  He will continue to service a significant loan portfolio, in addition to managing the broad array of issues that flow through the branch office network.  His dedication has been invaluable to the bank’s positive progress in both Murfreesboro and Smyrna.  Hicks is an active member in the community, currently serving with the Noon Rotary Club and the Smyrna Camp of Gideon’s International.

Ronnie Martin will now serve as Senior Vice President with continuing responsibilities over MidSouth Bank’s real estate lending team. Martin played a key role in management of the bank’s real estate loan portfolio during the recent recession.  His experience and leadership skills will be of even greater value to the bank as the local real estate market continues to improve.  He joined the team in 2004 after serving in the financial services industry for 10 years.  In addition to Martin’s volunteer involvement in the community, he currently serves on the Tennessee Small Business Development Council (TSBDC) advisory board and is attending LSU Graduate School of Banking.

Leath Ann Pomeroy was named Senior Vice President and will continue to grow her responsibilities over credit administration and loan review.  She has played a critical role in strengthening the bank’s lending policies, leading efforts to respond to rapidly changing regulatory requirements. Pomeroy joined MidSouth Bank in 2006 as Vice President of Business Product Management.

MidSouth Bank began serving Rutherford County in 2004 and has five offices in Murfreesboro and Smyrna. The bank is the only locally owned and operated bank in Rutherford County.  For more information on MidSouth Bank, call (615) 278-7100, or visit any of their five locations. Additional information is also available on the bank’s website at www.midsouthbanking.com.