James D. Rollins III
Chairman & CEO
James D. Rollins III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bank. He has served as Chairman of the Board since April 2014 and Chief Executive Officer since November 2012.
Prior to that, he served as president and Chief Operating Officer of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, and director of Prosperity Bancshares from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Rollins served as Senior Vice President of Prosperity Bancshares from 2001 until 2006 and became President of Prosperity Bank in 2005. He served as Executive Vice President of Prosperity Bank from 2002 to 2004 and President of the Matagorda Banking Centers of Prosperity Bank from 1994 to 2002. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Rollins worked for First State Bank and Trust Company in Port Lavaca and Bay City, Texas.
Mr. Rollins received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He is a 1989 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the National Commercial Lending School in 1993 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
Active in community and industry activities, Mr. Rollins serves as chairman of the North Mississippi Health Services' board of directors and is a member of the finance committee and major gifts committee for the Healthcare Foundation of North Mississippi. He leads the company's volunteering efforts, and previously served as the co-chair of the Hope and a Future capital campaign for the Salvation Army in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is married to Becky Rollins (formerly Buchanan), and they have two grown children, Kristin and J.D.