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Investing in the Pine Belt: Michael Schloegel’s Appointment as Hattiesburg Market President Reaffirms Our Strong Commitment to Mississippi Region

September 17, 2020
Emory Mayfield
Emory Mayfield

Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the state’s “Hub City”—a flourishing center for education, healthcare, military, business, and residential development booming with opportunity. The region is also a big part of our Hancock Whitney family, a market integral to our organization’s success as one of America’s strongest, safest banks and the largest bank headquartered in the Magnolia State.

By naming Michael Schloegel, one of South Mississippi’s most accomplished young bankers, as Hattiesburg Market President, we’re building even more on our longstanding commitment to the people and communities in Mississippi’s Pine Belt.

Hancock Whitney was born and remains based in South Mississippi. Michael is a born-and-raised South Mississippian whose family has been an integral part of the Hancock Whitney organization for more than 60 years. He’s worked hard to establish himself as a recognized leader in our state’s banking arena—including serving as president of Mississippi Young Bankers—and in our communities. That’s why we believe he’s a natural fit as market president in a region so important to Hancock Whitney; and his promotion represents our ongoing, significant investment in the market.

Michael joined Hancock Whitney 22 years ago and was previously the commercial banking senior vice president directly responsible to company executives for the management, retention, and expansion of existing middle market business banking relationships. As Hattiesburg Market President, he’ll guide Hancock Whitney’s Pine Belt banking teams in initiatives that foster client success, community engagement, and economic growth in greater Hattiesburg.

He’s an advocate for the Hancock Whitney tradition of 5-star service that has helped clients grow and protect their hard-earned assets and sustained us as a long-standing partner for South Mississippi’s success since 1899. His keen local insights, banking expertise, and passion for helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams will further strengthen our capacity to help create opportunities throughout the Hattiesburg region.

Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in banking and finance from The University of Mississippi. He also graduated from the highly regarded Mississippi School of Banking and the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. In addition to being a past president of Mississippi Young Bankers, he’s served as the state’s representative on the American Bankers Association Grassroots and Advocacy Committee and on the Mississippi Bankers Association Legislative Committee. Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant appointed Schloegel to represent the 2nd Supreme Court District on the board of directors for Mississippi ABLE, a program administered by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services to help Mississippians with disabilities have savings accounts that do not affect their public benefits.

A Leadership Gulf Coast alumnus, he is enrolled in the Gulf Coast Business Council Masters Leadership Program and earned One Coast accolades as a Top 10 Community Leader under 40. He’s also been instrumental in establishing and executing Hancock Whitney’s financial education alliances with South Mississippi schools and nonprofits.

We’re honored and proud to announce Michael Schloegel as Hancock Whitney’s Hattiesburg Market President as we work together with clients, local leaders, and communities to facilitate even greater quality of life and economic success for the people who make the Hub City their home.