BNA Bank announces promotions; Staten named president

New BNA Bank President Mike Staten

On behalf of the BNA Bank board of directors, James R. Collins, Chief Executive Officer, announces the following promotions:

Mike Staten has been promoted from Executive Vice-President to President and added as a member of the Board of Directors.

New Albany MS Mike Staten BNA Bank

Mike Staten

Mike has 42 years of service with BNA Bank. He is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance. He has received additional banking and finance training from LSU and Vanderbilt.  He currently serves on the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund Committee, the Blue Mountain College Board of Trustees, and is the 2018 recipient of the Jack Reed, Sr Community Leadership Award presented by the CREATE Foundation.

Mike and his wife, Angie have two children: Matt (wife, Ellen) and Luke (fiancée, Amy Grobelny). They attend First Baptist Church, New Albany where he serves as deacon and chairman of the long-range planning committee.

New Albany MS BNA Bank Bob Spencer

Bob Spencer

Bob Spencer will continue as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of BNA Bank, but will also serve as President of BNA Bancshares, Inc and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Bob has 32 years of service with BNA Bank.  Hecurrently serves as President of the New Albany Main Street Association and is a member of the Mississippi Bankers Association Compliance Committee.  Bob is an active member of the New Albany Kiwanis Club, where he received the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award. He serves as a youth Sunday school teacher and as Chairman of the Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church.

He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Accountancy. Bob is also Certified Public Accountant. He has two children: Carrie and Gray. He attends First United Methodist Church New Albany.

New Albany MS BNA Bank Mike Alef

Mike Alef

Mike Alef will continue as President of BNA Insurance and Investments but has also been promoted from Senior Vice-President to Executive Vice-President of BNA Bank.

In addition, Mike becomes a member of the Executive Management Committee. He has 31 years of experience in banking and financial services with 19 years of service with BNA Bank. Mike is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is licensed as a General Securities Representative and holds a Series 7 designation. Mike is also licensed as an Investment Advisor Representative and holds a Series 65 designation.

He is a Rotarian, where he has served the New Albany club as secretary-treasurer for the past 18 years and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He is the current president of the New Albany Bulldog Athletic Foundation. Mike serves his church as administrative board chairman and as a Sunday school teacher. Mike and his wife, Anita, have three adult children: Emily Carol, Riley, and Martha Vance. They attend First United Methodist Church New Albany.

New Albany MS BNA Bank Brad Kennedy

Brad Kennedy

Brad Kennedy has been promoted from Vice-President to 1stVice-President.

Brad has over 18 years of service with BNA Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor and Master of Accountancy. Brad is also a Certified Public Accountant, A Certified BSA/AML Professional and a graduate of Southern Trust School. He and his wife Cathy Loden Kennedy have two children, Anna (17) and David (12). They attend New Harmony Baptist Church in Blue Springs where Brad has served as treasurer for 17 years and teaches children’s Sunday school.

 

New Albany MS BNA Bank .Jonathan McCoy

Jonathan McCoy

Jonathan McCoy has been promoted from Vice-President to 1stVice-President.

Jonathan has 23 years of banking experience and ten years of service with BNA Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration and the Barrett School of Commercial Lending and Commercial Financial Analysis. Jonathan is very active with the Saltillo Booster Athletic clubs in both baseball and tennis.  He and his wife, Hope Geno McCoy have three boys: JT McCoy (18), Eli (16), and Clayton (13). They attend Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo.

 

New Albany MS BNA Bank Mike Nobles

Mike Nobles

Mike Nobles has been promoted from Vice-President to 1stVice-President.

He has 22 years of service with BNA Bank. Mike is a graduate of Huntingdon College with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Management.  A member of the New Albany Kiwanis Club and recipient of the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award, Mike currently serves on the club’s board of directors. In the past he served as the club’s president and chairman of the Hotbed Classic. He and his wife, Sonya have two children: Logan (21) and Madison (18). They attend Fredonia Baptist Church in Ingomar where Mike serves as Chairman of Deacons and Treasurer.

New Albany MS BNA Bank Donna Weeden

Donna Weeden

Donna Weeden has been promoted from Vice-President to 1stVice-President.

Donna has a total of 36 years of experience in banking with six and half years of service at BNA Bank. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance. Donna has been a member of Kiwanis for several years and currently serves as Vice-President.  She was a Charter Board Member of West Union Endowment for Public Education and served as Treasurer for several years. She and her spouse, Narshal, have two daughters: Katie Weeden McDonald (Jake) and Kelsey Weeden McCluskey (Chris). They attend Bethel Baptist Church.

 

New Albany MS BNA Bank Regina Cathey

Regina Cathey

Regina Cathey has been promoted from Assistant Vice-President to Vice-President.

Regina has 13 years of service with BNA Bank. She is a graduate of Itawamba Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Office Systems Technology. Regina serves as Administrative Assistant of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Falkner. She is a member of the Union County Lions Club.She and her husband, Nick, have three boys: Ian (15), Ethan (13) and Avery (12)

 

New Albany MS BNA Bank Tyler Basil

Tyler Basil

Tyler Basil has been promoted from Business Development Officer to Assistant Vice-President, Business Development.

Tyler has four years of service with BNA Bank. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Tyler is currently serving on the board of directors for United Way of Northeast Miss. He is a member of the New Albany Kiwanis Club. Heand his wife Hanna (Roberts) have a 16-month-old daughter named, Kenley. They attend Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany where Tyler serves on the finance committee.

 

New Albany MS BNA Bank

Andrew Dodds

Andrew (Drew) Stewart Dodds has been promoted from Business Development Officer to Assistant Vice-President, Business Development.

Drew has over four years of full-time service with BNA Bank. Drew also worked throughout college for BNA Bank during the summer as a teller. He is a graduate of Northeast Community College and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.  He is actively involved in CDF’s Tupelo Young Professionals, serves as Vice-President of a local Tupelo Business Networking International group, and currently attends the Jim Ingram Community Leadership Institute in Lee County.  Drew is married to Lauren (Teague) Dodds of New Albany. They attend Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.

New Albany MS BNA Bank

Matt Purvis

Matt Purvis has been promoted from Business Development Officer to Assistant Vice-President, Business Development.

Matt has five years of service with BNA Bank. He is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance and Managerial Finance. Matt is also a Mississippi Licensed Insurance Producer for Life Insurance. He holds a Series 7 Securities License and Series 63 Securities License. He is a member of the New Albany Rotary Club, where he currently serves as a director and is the President-Elect for the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 term. He is married to Montana (Murff) Purvis. They attend Ingomar Baptist Church.

BNA Bank, established in 1896, is a state-chartered bank with approximately $520,000,000 in assets. It is one of the few ‘A’ rated banks by Weiss Bank Rating Services and was inducted into the Seifried and Brew Top 15th percentile of community banks. BNA has seven locations in Union and Lee counties and one loan production office in Lafayette County.

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