Thursday, June 7, 2007
Elected to MBA’s board of directors
H. Gregory Taylor of Holly Springs has been elected to a three-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association board of directors. Taylor will represent his area of the state on the board, which governs the 118-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes 104 commercial banks and savings institutions, representing 99 percent of the bank deposits in Mississippi.
Taylor is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Holly Springs-based Merchants and Farmers Bank, where he has worked since 1988. He is also chairman of the board, president and CEO of the bank’s holding company, M & F Bancorp, Inc. Taylor is a current member of the association’s MissBankPAC committee.
He previously served the association as president of its Mississippi Young Bankers section, as a member of the state legislative committee and as chairman of the agriculture committee.
He is also a past member of the board of trustees for the Association-sponsored Mississippi School of Banking. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi, and he furthered his banking education by completing the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is a past director of Mississippi Bankers Association, the University of Mississippi School of Business, and is a current director of the Mississippi National Banker’s Bank.
Prior to his service at Merchants & Farmers Bank, Taylor served as chairman of the board of Peoples Bank of the Delta in Indianola and president of Peoples Bank of Indianola. Involved in his community, Taylor is treasurer of the Marshall County Habitat for Humanity, a director of the Marshall County Literacy Council, president-elect of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, and a director of the Ole Miss Alumni Association.
He is also a director for the Mississippi Partnership Workforce Investment board. Taylor has been honored by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow. Taylor is a past president of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Marshall County Education Foundation and a past member of the Delta Council board of directors.
While living in Indianola, Taylor was also active in the community. He is past president of the Indianola Rotary Club, past president of the Indianola Chamber of Commerce and a past director of the Indianola Education Foundation.
Taylor and his wife, Rebecca, have two adult daughters, Sandy Penick, of Ridgeland, and Anna Taylor, of Atlanta, Ga. They have one grandson, Robert Taylor Penick, of Ridgeland. The Taylors attend First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, where he serves as chairman of the pastor parish committee and as a member of the administrative council.
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