Hodges Named Chief Banking Officer at Merchants & Marine Bank

September 27, 2021 (PASCAGOULA, MS) The Board of Directors of Merchants & Marine Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merchants & Marine Bancorp, is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Hodges to the position of Chief Banking Officer.

Hodges, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has served the bank for the past year as Market President for the organization’s Pine Belt Region. He joined Merchants & Marine Bank after spending the first 19 years of his career at Hancock Whitney Bank, where he served in multiple community banking roles. Hodges holds a degree from William Carey University, and he has completed executive development programs at both the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

In his new role on the bank’s executive leadership team, Hodges support all client-facing lines of business, including commercial lending and retail banking. His new role also takes on formal responsibility for the bank’s strategic marketing and advertising efforts.

Along with his promotion to Chief Banking Officer, the Board has elevated Hodges to the executive leadership of the bank’s holding company, Merchants & Marine Bancorp. In his role with the holding company, Hodges will be a key driver of the bank’s continued growth and expansion into new markets.

“We knew we were getting a special individual when Greg Hodges joined our team last year,” stated Clayton Legear, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merchants & Marine Bank. “As we saw Greg in action, impacting every aspect of our banking operations in the Hattiesburg area and taking on special projects to amplify the bank’s growth, we realized we had one of those special people that makes everyone around them better. He is truly a servant leader, committed to helping us grow without sacrificing what got us where we are, a steadfast commitment to serving the people and businesses of the communities we call home first. We look forward to experiencing his continued growth as a leader, and more importantly, giving him a platform to impact even more of the people this bank exists to serve.”

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About Merchants & Marine Bank

Merchants & Marine Bank is a community bank that provides dedicated financial service, guidance, and support to individuals and businesses throughout the Mississippi & Alabama Gulf Coast region. Headquartered in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the bank currently operates 14 branch offices and one loan and deposit production office, in addition to its new Canvas Mortgage subsidiary. Merchants & Marine Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc. (OTC QX: MNMB).