MAGEE – Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced that John Blanton has accepted an offer to join the bank in its Richland Office, where he will serve as Vice President and Lending Officer.
Blanton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1997, where he was distinguished as both a Dean’s List and Presidental Scholar recipient. In 1998, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, also earning Business Honorary status.
He began his banking career in 1998 with AmSouth Bank in Jackson. In 2001 he joined First Commercial Bank in Jackson, where he served as a Credit Analyst. Most recently, he has served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for First Commercial Bank.
The Florence resident has been active in the community, serving as a coach and past Board President of Florence Youth Baseball, and as past President of the Mid-Mississippi Risk Management Association.
Blanton and his wife, Alison, have two children, Zach and Avery. They are members of First Baptist Church in Florence.
“John brings to Peoples Bank an impressive history of achievement in the banking industry” said Ammann. “We are pleased that he has joined our bank and I know that both commercial and individual customers who utilize our Richland Office will benefit from his knowledge and his commitment to improving Rankin County.