Cadence Bank today announced that Mark Buys, president of the Vicksburg market, has elected to retire on Oct. 31, 2023, after more than 43 years in the banking industry. David Cox, currently senior vice president in the Vicksburg market, will be promoted to community bank president.
Buys has spent the past 22 vears at Cadence Bank (formerly BancorpSouth) and was named president of the Vicksburg market in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi and is an honors graduate of the MBA program from Millsaps College.
“Vicksburg is my home, and it’s been a blessing for my family and me to live here while I have led the efforts for growth and prosperity at Cadence, said Buys. “I’m an active volunteer with the economic development efforts of Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and have heen honored to have been appointed to numerous local and statewide boards, including being named 2022 Alumnus of the Year for Hinds Community College. My plan is to continue serving these organizations, so I can provide a progressive influence in the growth of our community.”
Cox has been with Cadence Bank tor 28 years primarily engaged in commercial lending, where manages a sizable loan portfolio and eniovs developing strong customer relationships. He holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in banking, finance and managerial finance from the University or Mississippi, and has completed graduate programs in banking at Louisiana State University and Vanderbilt. Also an avid community volunteer, Cox’s involvement includes serving on the boards of the local Salvation Army, United Way of West Central Mississippi and the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamher of Commerce.
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