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Taron K. Thorpe joins BancorpSouth

Taron Thorpe-1BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) announces the hiring of Taron K. Thorpe as Vice President and Commercial Lender in Huntsville. Taron will be located at the bank’s Highway 72 office in Madison.

Thorpe, a Madison native, has over twenty years of experience working with businesses to help them achieve their financial goals. He most recently served as Market Executive for First Commercial Bank in Madison.

Huntsville Market President Penny Billings said, “Taron is a talented and experienced banker who brings a passion for serving his clients by providing a full complement of financial solutions. We are excited to have him join our team.”

Thorpe earned both a degree in Business and Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University. He has been appointed Chairman of the City of Madison Industrial Development Board.

Billings adds, “Not only is Taron an outstanding banker, he also has a long and distinguished history of serving the community of Madison.”
Thorpe is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Class 25. He is also the 2011 winner of the Excellence in Leadership and Service Award presented by the Madison Chamber of Commerce.

He works closely with and serves on several non-profit boards including: The Madison Hospital, The Riley Behavioral and Educational Center, First Community Health Plan Inc., and is past president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. Thorpe is also active within the community through his participation and involvement in the Madison City School System, Council of Madison City PTAs, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Rotary Club of Madison, the Madison Mayhem Softball Organization and Asbury United Methodist Church.

Thorpe and his family reside in Madison.