Mississippi Economic Council
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Dan Rollins will serve as 2018-2019 MEC Chair.
Rollins is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth, Inc. Rollins was appointed by BancorpSouth’s Board of Directors in 2012 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of the Board in 2014. Before joining BancorpSouth, Rollins served as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director of a regional financial holding company with locations in the Southwest U.S. Rollins’ financial services career spans 38 years, beginning in 1978 as a college student and continuing upon graduation from the University of Texas when he joined a local community bank in Port Lavaca, Texas.
Rollins received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He is a 1989 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the National Commercial Lending School in 1993 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
Active in community and industry activities, Rollins serves on the Chairman of the board of directors of North Mississippi Health Services and is a member of the finance committee and major gifts committee for the Healthcare Foundation of North Mississippi. He leads BancorpSouth’s volunteerism, serving as the co-chair of the Hope and a Future capital campaign for the Salvation Army in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is a member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council and has been elected to a three-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association board.
Dan is married to Becky Buchanan and they have two grown children.