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Mississippi Young Bankers elect officers.

Mississippi Young Bankers selected new leadership, with Marc Petro, of Community Bank of Mississippi, Ridgeland, elected president, Zach Luke, of Bank of Commerce, Greenwood, elected vice president, and Rebecca Barrentine, of Copiah Bank, Hazlehurst, elected treasurer.

Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has provided leadership development activities and support for financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks.

Petro is president of the Hinds/Madison County division of Community Bank of Mississippi, where he has worked for 17 years. Petro earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the MBA sponsored Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Petro will be a trustee for the Mississippi School of Banking, as well as on the MBA Education Foundation Board. He will also serve a one-year term as ex-officio member on the MBA Board. Petro has served the MYB as vice president, treasurer, county chairman, group 6 councilman, and councilman at large. He is a past president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. Petro and his wife, Jamie, reside in Madison.

Luke is chief financial officer of the Bank of Commerce, where he has been for over eight years. Luke previously was a bank examiner with the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance for over five years. Luke earned his bachelor degree in business administration, managerial finance, and real estate from the University of Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Luke will be a trustee for the Mississippi School of Banking, as well as on the MBA Education Foundation Board. Luke has served as the Leflore county chairman, was elected to the Council in 2014, and previously served as at-large councilman and treasurer. Luke is also active in his community and has served as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Leflore County and the past treasurer of the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta. He is the treasurer for First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, and is co-chair of the Annual 'Que on the Yazoo festival in Greenwood. Luke and his wife, Lindsey, have two children, Sanders and Grady.

Barrentine is senior vice president and chief information officer of Copiah Bank, where she has been for 17 years. Barrentine earned her bachelor of art degree in business administration from Belhaven University. She is also a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Barrentine will serve on the MBA Education Foundation Board. She has previously served the MYB as a member of the council. She was chairman of the MBA Information Security Officer/IT committee, and she served on the MBA Women in Banking Committee. She is past president of the Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs.

Barrentine and her husband, Chris, have two daughters, Madelyn and Ellie.

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Title Annotation:BANKING & FINANCE
Comment:Mississippi Young Bankers elect officers.(BANKING & FINANCE)
Publication:Mississippi Business Journal
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Date:Apr 5, 2019
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