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By Staff
Jan. 22, 2002
Mac Hodges has been named president of Union Planters Bank's Community Bank in Meridian. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the bank, community development, commercial and consumer lending and all related financial services.
Hodges received his bachelor's degree in business from Mississippi State University. He has 17 years of experience in the banking industry and recently served as Union Planters Community Bank President in Collinsville. He is a member of the Collinsville Lions Club and serves as Treasurer for the West Lauderdale Youth Association.
Hodges is a native of Bailey and is married to Angela Hodges. He has four children.
Greg McKee has been named president and chief operating officer of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia.
Steve Webb, who will remain as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, made the announcement.
McKee, a Philadelphia native, is a graduate of Neshoba Central High School, Meridian Junior College, Mississippi State University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. McKee has been employed with The Citizens Bank for 19 years in various capacities.
He is a member of the Philadelphia-Neshoba Economic Development Authority, Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council and Philadelphia Rotary Club. He has served as past president of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
McKee is married to the former Linda Luke and they have two daughters. They are members of Faith Tabernacle Church. He is the son of Tommy and Carolyn McKee.
The Meridian Edward Jones investment representatives will host a live satellite broadcast featuring Newsweek columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author George F. Will. The "What's Next for America?" program will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at East Mississippi Electric Power Association.
Will joins Edward Jones chief market strategist Alan Skrainka and Lord Abbett Director of Equities Bob Morris who each will give their perspective on the state of the nation, economy and financial markets in 2002.
Will's twice weekly newspaper column appears in more than 500 newspapers across the U.S., including The Meridian Star, and in Europe. He is a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, provides a bimonthly back- page essay to the national publication and also is a founding panel member on ABC television's "This Week."
The Mississippi Business EXPO 2002, Mississippi's largest business to-business trade show, is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. The show's hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.
In its 19th year, EXPO 2002 will feature exhibits, seminars, awards programs, an after hours networking event, live entertainment, door prizes and more. No one under 18 will be allowed entry, and business identification is required. For ticket information, call Zandra Nowell at (601) 364-1023.