Keith Jackson and Shannon Brown named to Savoy Magazine's Power 300 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

TUPELO, Miss., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BancorpSouth, Inc. Directors Keith Jackson and Shannon Brown have been named to Savoy's 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Savoy Magazine, one of the leading business publications in the country, has recognized distinguished Black professionals who contribute their experience and talents to the corporate boards of leading public companies and major organizations.

Keith Jackson is President of Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.). In this role, Jackson leads an organization focused on creating a place where kids have hope and gain strong values and confidence. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma and playing in the National Football League, Jackson founded P.A.R.K. in 1993. Under Jackson's watchful eye, many kids have been helped and inspired to reach their potential. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Oklahoma.

Shannon Brown is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource and Diversity Officer of FedEx Express. He is the most senior human resources executive for FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company. Brown was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the University of Tennessee System Board of Trustees and to the Advisory Board for Western Governors University. He also holds board memberships with the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, LeMoyne-Owen College, Teach for America – Memphis, the Robert Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, Lausanne Collegiate School, and the Central Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. He has been featured among Savoy magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential Executives in Corporate America," Black Enterprise's list of "100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America," and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from National Louis University in Chicago and a Master of Science degree from the University of Denver.

"Keith and Shannon are highly respected executives and public service leaders, with exemplary accomplishments and records of public service, who work to better our communities and inspire others," said BancorpSouth Chairman and CEO Dan Rollins. "We value their service and wise counsel to the BancorpSouth Board of Directors. Keith's and Shannon's valuable leadership and civic involvement help make a difference in communities we serve," added Rollins.

Jackson and Brown were recognized in Savoy's current issue featuring the Power 300 2016 listing of the most influential Black Corporate Directors who serve on the corporate boards of the world's leading corporations and organizations.

BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with $14.1 billion in assets.  BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, Inc., operates 238 full service branch locations as well as additional mortgage, insurance, and loan production offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in Illinois.  BancorpSouth is committed to a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. To learn more, visit our Community Commitment page at; "Like" us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter@MyBXS; or connect with us through LinkedIn.


SOURCE BancorpSouth, Inc.

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