TUPELO, Miss., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Renasant Corporation (NASDAQ: RNST) today announced the opening of three de novo mortgage lending locations with one each in the markets of Destin and Jacksonville, Fla.; Mobile, Ala., and an expansion of its mortgage lending presence in Auburn, Ala.
Although this is Renasant's first entry into the Florida Panhandle and Gulf Coast, these new market entrances enhance the Company's established banking presence in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Commenting on the announcement, David Mays, president of Renasant Mortgage Lending, said, "Renasant has invested heavily in infrastructure and technology to support growth in its mortgage lending division while maintaining its unmatched client service. It is this combination of technology and commitment to our clients that has allowed us to become a leader in the mortgage industry and attract superb talent across the Southeast. We are excited to provide mortgage lending services within these exceptional communities and offer a warm welcome to our new lending team members."
The Destin market is led by veteran mortgage lender, Lisa Bell, who serves as the area's mortgage production manager. A recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal's Top 50 Leading Business Women, Bell is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors as well as the Women's Council of Realtors—Emerald Coast.
An expert in the mortgage industry, Suzanne Chatten serves as mortgage production manager in the south Alabama region. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. Chatten is joined by Senior Mortgage Lender Noel Turner who has more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Millsaps College.
North Florida Production Manager, Jim DelVecchio, brings more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience to the Bank's lending team. DelVecchio is a graduate of the Mortgage School of Banking. He is also a member of multiple organizations including North Florida Builders Association, where he is a past director; the Northeast Florida Builders Association, where he serves on the Sales and Marketing committee; and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.
Drew Goodner leads the Auburn Market as mortgage production manager. He is a University of Auburn graduate and holds a bachelor's degree in finance. Goodner is also an active member of the Auburn community and volunteers in a number of service positions including board of director roles with the Auburn Chamber, Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, Auburn Rotary Club and Board of Zoning and Adjustments.
Senior mortgage bankers, Kenna Runge and Garrett Dyas join Goodner in the Auburn market. A veteran of the mortgage industry, Runge is a graduate of the Alabama School of Banking and is the President Elect for the Lee County Sunrise Rotary.
Dyas is a CPA and earned a Masters of Accounting from Auburn University. He is also is an active member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.
ABOUT RENASANT CORPORATION:
Renasant Corporation is the parent of Renasant Bank, a 113-year-old financial services institution. Renasant has assets of approximately $8.7 billion and operates more than 170 banking, mortgage, financial services and insurance offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
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