By Lauren Wood/NEMS Daily Journal
BancorpSouth board chairman and former CEO Aubrey Patterson and his wife Ruby Kathryn, left, greet Barbara Martin Friday afternoon during the celebration of Patterson’s 40 years with the company.
He joined the then-Bank of Mississippi in 1972, and was named CEO in 1990. He added the role of chairman a year later. Patterson retired as CEO in November after his successor, Dan Rollins, was named to fill the post. Patterson remains chairman of the $13.4 billion, Tupelo-based bank.