BancorpSouth Insurance Services Expands Executive Team
PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. has announced the expansion of its executive team. Led by President and Chief Executive Officer Markham McKnight, BXSI's executive team also consists of Chief Financial Officer Beverly Choppin, recently named Chief Operating Officer Scott Naugle, President of Property & Casualty Chris Boone, President of Employee Benefits Kerry Drake, Chief Sales Officer Mike Halter and Chief Organization Performance Officer Julia Kramer.

According to McKnight, BXSI's new organizational structure will streamline procedures and communication across the entire corporate footprint. "To continue properly serving our clients and future clients, it is important that we have the mechanisms in place to do so," McKnight said. "As comprised, our executive team will lead in ensuring our regions are unified and presenting the services we offer and the expertise we possess uniformly." McKnight added that the new structure will fully leverage the expertise of executive team members.

Boone served previously as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BXSI. Drake, previously an Executive Vice President and President of the Louisiana region, will unify and develop BXSI's significant employee benefits practice. Halter, previously an Executive Vice President and Sales Manager for BXSI's Arkansas region, will collaborate with Boone and Drake to drive sales, improve sales resources and enhance producer success. Kramer, as Chief Organization Performance Officer, will lead organizational programs and strategic initiatives to promote and enhance BXSI's development and continued expansion.

About BancorpSouth
BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. (BXSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, operates 33 offices across nine states. BXSI has nearly 600 insurance and risk management professionals ready to provide local expertise backed by worldwide resources. For more information, visit "Like" us on Facebook at BancorpSouth Insurance; follow us on Twitter @MyBXSI; or join us on LinkedIn through our BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. page.

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with approximately $13.8 billion in assets. BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 286 commercial banking, mortgage, and insurance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in Illinois. "Like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter: @MyBXS; or connect with us through LinkedIn.

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