Emory Mayfield Becomes Hancock Whitney Mississippi Regional President
Accomplished Gulf South banking executive Emory Mayfield is bringing his winning record of team leadership and client commitment to the Magnolia State as Hancock Whitney’s new Mississippi Regional President.
Mayfield joined Hancock Whitney in 2013 as Tallahassee market president, having already achieved a 10-year legacy of banking success in Florida’s Big Bend region. Hancock Whitney executives emphasized Mayfield’s promotion empowers broader and even more beneficial clientbanker partnerships in Mississippi through his exemplary commitment to the company’s core values, his insightful, innovative industry and team leadership, and his zeal for providing clients unfailing 5-star service.
“Our Mississippi banking team has excelled in building strong, lasting relationships with clients who know and trust them as experienced partners for financial success, said Hancock Whitney Chief Operating Officer D. Shane Loper. “Emory Mayfield understands the importance of those relationships as well as Mississippi’s significant contributions to our region’s economy. His leadership of associates and his passion for helping people prosper will further energize opportunities for our local clients, communities, and bankers to succeed. We welcome him to Mississippi as an ideal fit for this position.”
Mayfield began his assignment as Hancock Whitney Mississippi Regional President last week and will relocate to the Mississippi Gulf Coast with his wife and three young daughters this summer.
“I’m honored and pleased to move to the Mississippi Coast,” said Mayfield. “The Mississippi region is rich with opportunities, and our Mississippi team is an outstanding group of financial services professionals. I look forward to working with them to build on the momentum they’ve created and to cultivate relationships and opportunities that sustain and grow Mississippi as a center of Gulf South economic vitality.”
Before joining Hancock Whitney, Mayfield spent more than 10 years leading various lines of business at Capital City Bank. He also served as a public finance associate with Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C. Before entering the financial services arena, he was in several governmental roles, including at the White House as a special assistant in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and as a special assistant to the chief of staff at the United States Trade Representative.
He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University and Bachelor of Science degree in finance from The University of Alabama. He is also the immediate past chairman of the Florida Bankers Association Board of Directors. The Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee graduate is recognized throughout North Florida for his leadership and service with some of that area’s most prominent business, civic, and cultural organizations.