BancorpSouth Adds 6 to Equipment Finance Team

BancorpSouth added six new teammates to BancorpSouth Equipment Finance and Leasing, which provides equipment financing for commercial markets and municipalities across the Southeast and parts of the Midwest.

New to the department are:

  • Lori Dean as senior vice president and director of Operations
  • Whit Ross as vice president and credit manager
  • Teena Smith as an operations specialist
  • Shawn Lowe as vice president and equipment finance specialist for Alabama and Tennessee
  • Zane Burgess as vice president and equipment finance specialist for North and East Texas
  • Dawn Day as vice president and equipment finance specialist for southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

“Our team of industry veterans has the resources and knowledge to help our customers finance many types of equipment,” said Kyle Gilliam, president of BancorpSouth Equipment Finance and Leasing. “The growth of our team will enhance our efforts to compete in the marketplace and allow us to continue to provide exceptional service.”

Dean is a Certified Leasing & Finance Professional (CLFP) with more than 25 years of banking experience and previously served as the director of Operations for an Arkansas-based community bank’s equipment finance division.

Ross previously served as a bank examiner with the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.

Smith, a CLFP, has more than 24 years of banking experience with 11 of those years being in the equipment finance industry. She has worked in a variety of roles, including director of Operations, operations manager, sales support specialist, assistant manager and teller supervisor.

Lowe, a CLFP, has 18 years of experience in the equipment finance industry.

Burgess has more than 26 years of banking experience and most recently worked in the equipment finance division of a community bank in Dallas, where he was responsible for new business origination of companies in the transportation, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and information technology industries.

Day, a CLFP, has 15 years of banking experience, serving in various commercial lending and branch manager positions throughout her career.

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