By NEMS Daily Journal
RIPLEY – Mary M. Childs of Ripley was elected as president, chief executive officer, chief operating officer and vice chairman of The Peoples Bank.
Bobby P. Martin, the company’s chairman of the board, made the announcement Tuesday.
Childs joined The Peoples Bank in1990, following a 10-year tenure at by the Bank of Mississippi – now BancorpSouth – in Corinth.
She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance.
Active in the community, Childs is a member of the board of trustees of Blue Mountain College, a board member and past president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, treasurer for the Tippah County Mississippi State University alumni chapter and a volunteer for the Tippah County 4-H Clubs.
She also is a board member of the Mississippi Bankers Association.