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Loan Officers

Van Ray

Van Ray

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Lending Officer

NMLS # 768907

(o)
662.751.1003
(m)
601.421.0008

vray@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Van at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 35 years in the banking industry; 35 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of the University of Mississippi
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Independent Community Bankers of America Investment School Certified
  • Native of Pontotoc, Mississippi
  • Member of the Martha Coker Greenhouse Homes Board
  • Member of the Baptist Medical Center - Yazoo, Inc., Board
  • Member of the Mississippi Methodist Senior Services Board
  • Member of the Yazoo City Rotary Club
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Ben Aldridge

Chief Operating Officer and Metro President

NMLS # 1932970

(o)
601.944.2006
(m)
601.983.8520

benaldridge@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Ben at our Flowood branch location.

  • 20 years in the banking industry
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Graduate of the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending in Nashville
  • Native of West, Mississippi
  • Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Guaranty Pool Board
  • Trustee at Tougaloo College
  • Member of Jackson Rotary Club
  • Member of the Vestry at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson
Dennis Legate

Dennis Legate

Senior Vice President

NMLS # 562099

(o)
601.664.7470
(m)
601.260.7908

dlegate@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Dennis at our Flowood branch location.

  • 32 years in the banking industry; three years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Belhaven College
  • Graduate of Mississippi College
  • Graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking
  • Graduate of the Tennessee Commercial Lending School at Vanderbilt
  • Native of Jackson, Mississippi, but has lived in the northwest area of Rankin County for 30 years
  • Chamber of Commerce volunteer
  • YMCA volunteer
  • Former Chairman of the Sanderson Farms Championship Pro-Am event
Jamey Carter

Jamey Carter

Senior Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 609040

(o)
662.751.1013
(m)
601.624.5977

jcarter@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Jamey at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 20 years in the banking industry; seven years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University
  • Graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Native of Bentonia, Mississippi
  • Certified trainer for MCFAC, a financial literacy program for adults
  • Member of the Gateway Development Board
  • Member of the Yazoo City Lions Club
  • Deacon at Central Baptist Church
  • Coach for Clinton Girls Softball League
Debby Jones

Debby Jones

Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 792712

(o)
601.664.7472
(m)
601.624.2722

djones@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Debby at our Crossgates West branch location.

  • 41 years in the banking industry; 16 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Attended Mississippi State University
  • Continued education through the American Institute of Banking
  • Native of Brandon, Mississippi
  • Instructor for “A Banker in Every Classroom” sponsored by Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Pearl Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member of the Kiwanis Club of Pearl
  • Member of the City of Brandon Preservation Commission
Thomas Howard

Thomas Howard

Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 803048

(o)
601.992.9311
(m)
601.606.6890

thoward@bankofyazoo.com

Visit at our Flowood branch location.

  • Nine years in the banking industry; one year with Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University
  • Currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Native of Starkville, Mississippi, but has lived in the Brandon area for eight years
  • Instructor for "A Banker in Every Classroom" sponsored by Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Member of Lakeland Presbyterian Church
  • Participant for Bankers Build for Habitat for Humanity
  • Former Chairman of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament
Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager

NMLS # 792711

(o)
601.664.7480
(m)
601.278.2410

awalker@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Amy at our Crossgates West branch location.

  • 27 years in the banking industry; 16 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Attended Hinds Community College
  • Native of Flowood, Mississippi
  • Instructor for “A Banker in Every Classroom” sponsored by Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Susan G. Komen volunteer
  • Stewpot Community Services volunteer
  • Member of the Pearl Chamber of Commerce
  • Active member in Trinity United Methodist Church
Hattie Williams

Hattie Williams

Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 537250

(o)
662.751.1012
(m)
662.571.5930

hwilliams@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Hattie at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 31 years in the banking industry; 30 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Attended Jackson State University
  • Graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking
  • Graduate of Leadership Yazoo
  • Native of Yazoo City, Mississippi
  • Member of the Keep Yazoo Beautiful Committee
  • Member of the King Solomon M. B. Church Sanctuary Choir
  • Member of the Lady Achievers Social Club