BELZONI – Huey Townsend, Chairman of the Board of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, today announced that eight employees have been promoted by actions of the Board of Directors. Townsend said that Sha Sory has been promoted to Senior Vice President in Belzoni; Todd McGee to Vice President in Hollandale; Elizabeth Haley to Assistant Vice President and Haley Smith to Banking Officer in Greenville; Mandi Russell to Assistant Vice President in Indianola; Beth Woods Roy to Assistant Vice President and Addison Wills to Banking Officer in Batesville. Chandra Hines was named Assistant Community Development Officer.
Sha Sory, a Commercial Relationship Banker, joined Guaranty Bank in November 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Sory has also completed studies at both the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at Ole Miss, and the Graduate School of Banking, held at Louisiana State University. Sory is also a former Rotary Club President.
Todd McGee, who also serves as a Commercial Relationship Banker in Hollandale, is a native of Greenville. He resides in Leland and is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. This April, McGee will begin studies at the Mississippi School of Banking at Ole Miss. He is a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he serves on the Finance Committee, and is a member of the Leland Lion’s Club and the Deer Creek Town & Racquet Club Board of Directors and the Golf Association. He is also a volunteer with United Way of Washington County. He and his wife, the former Lauren Thomas of Leland, have one son, Mason Todd McGee.
Elizabeth Haley serves as Downtown Greenville Branch Manager. She is a graduate of Washington School and earned her Business Administration degree from Delta State University. She joined Guaranty Bank in 2011 and, one year later, was promoted to Lender Assistant. She serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greenville and is a resident of Eudora, Arkansas, where she lives with her husband, Kyle and daughter, Kylie.
Haley Smith serves as a Personal Banker and Lender Assistant in the bank’s Downtown Greenville office. She joined Guaranty Bank in 2012 as a Mortgage Lender prior to being promoted to Consumer Lender in 2017. A native of Greenville, she is a graduate of Washington School. She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Scott, Mississippi and have two children, Brayden and Ella.
Mandi Russell serves as a Relationship Banker in Guaranty Bank’s Indianola branch. She is a graduate of West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana, and attended Delta Community College in Monroe. She completed studies at the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit. Mandi and her husband, T.J., reside in Indianola.
Beth Roy serves as a Personal Banker in the bank’s Batesville branch. A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of North Delta and earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Mississippi, in Marketing and Banking and Finance. She is a member of the Rotary Club and is married to Michael Roy.
A native of Courtland, Mississippi, Addison Wills serves as a Personal Banker in the banks Batesville’s office. She is a graduate of South Panola High School and, earned an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Mississippi Community College. She is a recipient of the Taylor Medal for the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. She joined Guaranty Bank in 2014 and is married to Jason Willis. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
Chandra Hines is a native of Laurel who graduated from Northeast Jones High School. Formerly serving as an Administrative Assistant, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University and her Master of Science degree from Delta State University. In her new role as Assistant Community Development Officer, Ms. Hines identifies needs within the communities Guaranty Bank serves, creating programs and building collaborative relationships that enhance a shared quality of life. In addition, she teaches financial literacy in the public schools and to adults. She has served as a Board member for Habitat for Humanity for Greater Greenville and has served as Executive Director for Keep Belzoni Beautiful. She is also active at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. She and her husband, Dr. Albert Mark Hines, have six children.
“All of these professionals have distinguished themselves in their various job capacities,” Townsend said. “Throughout our organization across Mississippi, Guaranty Bank enjoys a wealth of great bankers, and I am pleased to announce these promotions in the certain knowledge that our customers will continue to be the ultimate beneficiaries of their hard work and expertise.”