Blanton Promoted to Senior VP At Peoples Bank

John Blanton

Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that John Blanton has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will oversee the bank’s government-guaranteed lending programs including SBA and USDA lending.

Blanton, who previously served as a Vice President, works in Peoples Bank’s Richland Office. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1997 and subsequently earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. In 2019, he completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University.

Blanton began his banking career in 1998 at Deposit Guaranty and was affiliated with First Commercial Bank, Jackson, as a Credit Analyst and Vice President.

He and his wife, Alison, have two children: Zach and Avery.

“As one of America’s leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, our government-guaranteed loan programs are an integral part of how we help our communities.  As our commitment to these programs grows, it is important to have an officer of John’s experience leading this area,” Ammann said. “I congratulate John on this promotion and fully believe these programs will be in good hands for many years ahead.”