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Renasant Corp (RNST.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward McGraw

71 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

C. Mitchell Waycaster

59 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Chapman

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Corban

62 2003 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

R. Rick Hart

69 2007 Executive Vice President, Director

James Cochran

54 2007 Executive Vice President, President - Western Region of the Bank

James Gray

61 2003 Executive Vice President

Mark Jeanfreau

43 2017 Executive Vice President

Stuart Johnson

64 2013 Executive Vice President

William Williams

55 2011 Executive Vice President

Mary Witt

58 2014 Executive Vice President

John Creekmore

62 2012 Lead Independent Director

Connie Engel

2018 Director

Sean Suggs

53 2018 Director

Donald Clark

68 2017 Independent Director

Albert Dale

67 2007 Independent Director

Jill Deer

55 2011 Independent Director

Marshall Dickerson

69 1996 Independent Director

John Foy

70 2004 Independent Director

Richard Heyer

61 2002 Independent Director

Neal Holland

62 2005 Independent Director

Jason McNeel

71 1999 Independent Director

Michael Shmerling

62 2007 Independent Director

John Oxford

2016 First Vice President Director of Corporate Communication and IR Contact

Biographies

Name Description

Edward McGraw

Mr. Edward Robinson McGraw is re designated as Executive Chairman of the Board of Renasant Corporation & the Bank effective on May 1, 2018. He has served as our and the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer since 2000, and he served as our and the Bank’s President from 2000 to January 2016. Effective May 1, 2018, Mr. McGraw will transition from Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman of the Company and the Bank. Since June 2005, Mr. McGraw has also served as Chairman of our and the Bank’s board of directors, and he will continue to serve in these capacities after his transition to Executive Chairman. Mr. McGraw served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Bank prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: It is unlikely that there is any individual that has a more intimate knowledge of our history, our current operations and our future plans than Mr. McGraw. His insight is an essential part of formulating our plans and strategies. Mr. McGraw’s legal background and years of experience with the Company provide the board an additional resource on legal implications and the regulatory requirements specifically attributable to the banking industry and financial institutions.

C. Mitchell Waycaster

Mr. C. Mitchell Waycaster is re designated as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Bank effective on May 1, 2018. He has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2016; and he will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer as of May 1, 2018. Prior to being President, Mr. Waycaster served as our Executive Vice President since February 2003 and a Senior Executive Vice President since June 2005. He served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank from April 2007 to January 2016. Mr. Waycaster served as President of the Mississippi Division of Renasant Bank from January 2005 to April 2007; previously Mr. Waycaster served as Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking of the Bank from 2000 until December 2004. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. Waycaster has been an employee of the Bank for over 38 years. During that time, he has worked in virtually all of the Bank's areas of operation. This experience gives Mr. Waycaster a detailed understanding of our operations as well as the opportunities and challenges that we face. As our next chief executive officer, Mr. Waycaster's insight will be essential to assisting the board in developing and implementing our strategic plans.

Kevin Chapman

Mr. Kevin D. Chapman is re designated as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Renasant Corporation effective on May 1, 2018. He is Our Executive Vice President since January 2011 and Chief Financial Officer since October 2011; Mr. Chapman will also assume the role of Chief Operating Officer on May 1, 2018. Mr. Chapman served as our Corporate Controller from May 2006 until October 2011. He has served as Senior Executive Vice President of the Bank since January 2011 and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank since October 2011. Mr. Chapman served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Bank from January 2011 until October 2011. He was a Senior Vice President of the Bank from January 2005 until July 2006, at which time he became an Executive Vice President and the Bank’s Chief Accounting Officer.

Stephen Corban

Mr. Stephen M. Corban is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Renasant Corporation., He is our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since July 2003; he has also served as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Bank since January 2006.

R. Rick Hart

Mr. R. Rick Hart is the Executive Vice President, Director of Renasant Corporation. He has served as an Executive Vice President of the Company and President of the Northern Region of the Bank since October 2012. Effective as of the annual meeting, Mr. Hart will transition to the position of the Chairman of the Middle Tennessee Division. He served as the President of the Tennessee Division and Middle Tennessee Division of the Bank from July 2007 until October 2012. Prior to our acquisition of Capital, Mr. Hart served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Capital Bank & Trust Company, in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Hart was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Capital in July 2007. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. Hart brings the experience of a Nashville banker to the board, helping to formulate our plans for the Nashville market. Along with Mr. McGraw, Mr. Hart serves as a liaison between the board and our employees, keeping the board abreast of employee concerns and morale.

James Cochran

Mr. James Scott Cochran is Executive Vice President of the Company and President - Western Region of the Bank. He is Our Executive Vice President since April 2007 and President of the Western Region of the Bank since October 2012. Mr. Cochran served as President of the Mississippi Division of the Bank from April 2007 to October 2012; he served as Administrative Officer of the Bank’s Corporate Banking Division from March 2005 to April 2007. Prior to March 2005, he served as Senior Commercial Lending Officer of the Bank.

James Gray

Mr. James W. Gray is Executive Vice President of Renasant Corp.,He is our Executive Vice President since February 2003; he has also served as Senior Executive Vice President of the Bank since June 2005. Mr. Gray has served as Chief Revenue Officer of the Bank since October 2012. He served as Chief Information Officer of the Bank from March 2006 to October 2012, and was Strategic Planning Director from January 2001 until March 2006. Prior to January 2001, he served as the Bank’s Chief Operations Officer.

Mark Jeanfreau

Mr. Mark W. Jeanfreau is Executive Vice President of the Renasant Corp. He is Our Executive Vice President since September 2017; he has also served as Senior Executive Vice President and Governance Counsel of the Bank over the same period. Prior to joining us and the Bank, Mr. Jeanfreau was a partner in the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP, specializing in corporate governance, securities laws and mergers and acquisitions.

Stuart Johnson

Mr. Stuart R. Johnson is Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Renasant Corporation. He is our Executive Vice President since February 2003; from April 2013 until January 2015 he served as Treasurer. From April 1996 until March 2013, he served (with Mr. Chapman after October 2011) as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson has served as Senior Executive Vice President of the Bank since June 2005 and as Cashier and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from April 1996 until January 2015, serving together with Mr. Chapman as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from 2012 to 2015

William Williams

Mr. William Mark Williams is Executive Vice President of Renasant Corp.,He is Our Executive Vice President since July 2011; he has also served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Systems Officer of the Bank since July 2014. Mr. Williams served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Bank from October 2012 until July 2013. From July 2011 to October 2012 he served as President of the Georgia Division of the Bank. Mr. Williams served as the Bank’s Director of Credit Administration from March 2008 to July 2011. Prior to 2008 he served as the Bank’s Community Bank Performance Lending Support Officer.

Mary Witt

Ms. Mary John Witt is Executive Vice President of Renasant Corporation. She is Our Executive Vice President and the Bank’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since April 2014. Ms. Witt served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Bank from March 2006 to April 2014. Prior to 2006 Ms. Witt was an internal auditor serving as Internal Audit Manager from August 1999 until March 2006.

John Creekmore

Mr. John M. Creekmore is Lead Independent Director of Renasant Corporation., Since June 2017, Mr. Creekmore has served as general counsel for United Furniture Industries, Inc. Prior to taking this position, Mr. Creekmore was the owner of the Creekmore Law Office, PLLC.Experience/Qualifications/Skills: As general counsel of a large manufacturing enterprise, Mr. Creekmore brings a legal point of view to the risks and challenges that we face. He also provides us with insights regarding the legal implications of our plans and strategies. Finally, Mr. Creekmore works in Verona, Mississippi, and helps shape our policies with respect to our smaller markets.

Connie Engel

Sean Suggs

Mr. Sean M. Suggs is Director of the company. He has served as the president of Toyota Mississippi since January 2018. In this role, he is responsible for all manufacturing and administration functions of Toyota’s Blue Springs, Mississippi, plant that produces the Toyota Corolla. Prior to his promotion to president, Mr. Suggs served as vice president of manufacturing and vice president of administration at the Mississippi vehicle assembly plant. He joined Toyota in 1998 as team leader at Toyota’s assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana. During his 10-year tenure, he served several roles and was named general manager of quality planning in 2008. In this leadership role, Mr. Suggs oversaw professional development, vehicle quality and manufacturing quality for current and new model production. Prior to rejoining Toyota in 2014, Mr. Suggs served as director of strategy, administration and human resources from 2011 to 2013 at Nissan’s North American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. During his five years with Nissan, he also directed production quality at the company’s manufacturing and assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Prior to his professional automotive manufacturing career, Mr. Suggs served eight years in the United States Army. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science from Oakland City College in Oakland City, Indiana.

Donald Clark

Mr. Donald Clark, Jr is Independent Directorof the Renasant Corp. He is currently serves as Chairman of Butler Snow, LLP, the largest Mississippi-based law firm. As a member of the firm’s Public Finance and Incentives Group, Mr. Clark has extensive experience in municipal bonds, economic development incentives and government relations. Mr. Clark was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Metropolitan in July 2017. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. Clark is highly regarded in the legal profession. As Chairman of Butler Snow, he oversees the operations of a firm with over 340 attorneys located in 22 offices spread throughout the United States (as well as two international offices), many of which are located within the Bank’s footprint. This experience provides the board with insight on the needs of customers within many of our markets. As the leader of a law firm, Mr. Clark also can provide valuable input to the board on enterprise-wide risk management practices. Finally, Mr. Clark’s experience in public finance, economic development incentives and government relations makes him a resource to the board in these areas.

Albert Dale

Mr. Albert J. Dale, III., is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation. He has served as president of Dale, Inc. since 1985. Dale, Inc., located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a specialty contractor and a Marvin Windows and Doors, Kolbe Windows and Doors and Sierra Pacific Windows and Doors dealer in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. He was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Capital Bancorp, Inc., or Capital, in July 2007. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: As a supplier to businesses and consumers, Mr. Dale’s professional experience provides the board with insight from the customer’s perspective on the needs and risks associated with business development. In addition, Mr. Dale brings to the board an intimate knowledge of Nashville, Tennessee, one of our growth markets. We rely on Mr. Dale for advice on where and how to serve the Nashville metropolitan area.

Jill Deer

Ms. Jill V. Deer is Independent Director of the Company. She is Vice President of Planning, Administration and Risk for Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C., one of the nation’s largest privately-held construction firms, with revenues in excess of $3 billion. Prior to joining Brasfield & Gorrie, Ms. Deer served as a principal of Bayer Properties, L.L.C., a full service real estate company based in Birmingham, Alabama that owns, develops and manages commercial real estate. Ms. Deer joined Bayer Properties in 1999 to serve as an executive officer and general counsel of the company. Prior to that time, she was a partner in a large regional law firm in Birmingham practicing in the area of commercial real estate finance. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: The Birmingham metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in Alabama and one of our key growth markets. Ms. Deer’s knowledge and experience in this market helps us develop strategies to further expand our presence in Birmingham. Furthermore, Ms. Deer’s professional experience in the real estate and construction industries gives the board an additional resource in understanding the risks and trends associated with commercial real estate, especially because Brasfield & Gorrie operates in many of the same markets in which Renasant is located.

Marshall Dickerson

Mr. Marshall H. Dickerson is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation., He is retired. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and manager of Dickerson Furniture Company, a company engaged in retail home furnishings sales until its closing in 2012. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. Dickerson owned and operated his own business for over 33 years. As a former small business owner, he understands the capital needs and other challenges that many of our small business customers face on a daily basis; he also understands the services that a small business owner requires from its banking relationship. We believe that Mr. Dickerson’s insights on these topics help us tailor our products, as well as our customer service operations, to meet the needs of this important segment of our business.

John Foy

Mr. John T. Foy is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation., He is retired. From February 2004 until February 2008, he served as president and chief operating officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. During that time, he was also a member of the board of directors of Furniture Brands International. Prior to 2004 he served as president and chief executive officer of Lane Furniture Industries. Furniture Brands International was, and Lane Furniture Industries is, engaged in the manufacture of upholstered and wooden furniture. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Furniture manufacturing represents a major segment of the economy in our North Mississippi markets. We believe that Mr. Foy’s broad experience in the furniture manufacturing industry gives us an advantage in soliciting these types of customers, as well as customers in the manufacturing industry in general. Also, Mr. Foy’s experience as the president and a director of Furniture Brands International, Inc., which was a publicly-traded company during Mr. Foy’s tenure, provides him with insights on the operation of a company with diverse operations as well as on corporate governance.

Richard Heyer

Dr. Richard L. Heyer, Jr., is Independent Director of Renasant Corp., He has served as a physician and partner of Tupelo Anesthesia Group, P.A. since 1989. In addition, Dr. Heyer is President and co-owner of TAG Billing, LLC, a medical billing service provider in the medical industry.Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Dr. Heyer’s experience in the medical industry brings a unique perspective to the challenges and opportunities that our board faces. Dr. Heyer’s background and experience is important in the formulation of board policy. Dr. Heyer is a business owner in the medical industry and adds this perspective to board discussions.

Neal Holland

Mr. Neal A. Holland, Jr., is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation. He has been president of Holland Company, Inc., a diversified sand, stone and trucking company in Decatur, Alabama, since 1980. He is also the chairman and CEO of Alliance Sand and Aggregates, LLC. Mr. Holland was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Heritage Financial Holding Corporation in 2005. Mr. Holland is also the owner of Miracle Mountain Ranch LLC, a summer camp and retreat center located in Pennsylvania. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. Holland gives us valuable advice in shaping our policies and strategies in our Alabama markets. Mr. Holland’s service on the board and executive committee of Heritage Financial Holding Corporation, which we acquired in 2005, has given him added experience and insight to the risks associated with serving on the board of a publicly-traded financial institution. As the owner of multiple businesses, he also is able to add a borrower’s perspective to the board’s discussions.

Jason McNeel

Mr. Jason Niles McNeel is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation., He has engaged in the practice of law as a partner of the law firm of McNeel and Ballard since 1983. Experience/Qualifications/Skills: Mr. McNeel’s practice is based in Louisville, Mississippi, giving him insight into the issues facing our customers in our smaller markets. As an attorney, Mr. McNeel also brings a legal perspective to the board’s deliberations and analysis.

Michael Shmerling

Mr. Michael D. Shmerling is Independent Director of Renasant Corporation. He has served as chairman of Choice Food Group, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of food products, since July 2007 and chairman of Clearbrook Holdings Corp. (formerly XMI Holdings Inc.) since 1999. Mr. Shmerling previously served as a senior advisor to Kroll, Inc., a risk consulting company, from August 2005 to June 2007 and an executive vice president of Kroll, Inc. from August 2000 to June 2005. Effective as of May 2001, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of Kroll. Mr. Shmerling was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Capital in July 2007. Mr. Shmerling is also a director for Healthstream, Inc., a publicly-traded company.

John Oxford