Officers & Directors

Senior Management

EDWARD ROBINSON MCGRAW
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Mr. McGraw served as the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2018. Since June, 2005, Mr. McGraw has also served as Chairman of our and the Bank's board of directors. Mr. McGraw served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Bank prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer.
C. MITCHELL WAYCASTER
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Mr. Waycaster has been CEO since May 2018, and was named President of Renasant in January 2016, and had served as senior executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer since 2007. Prior to being Chief Administrative Officer, Waycaster, who joined Renasant in 1979, held various leadership positions within the Company and the Bank, including President of Renasant Bank's Mississippi Division, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.
JAMES C. MABRY IV
CFO
Mr. Mabry has served as CFO and Executive Vice President since August 1, 2020. Prior to joining Renasant, Mabry served as an EVP with South State Corporation and prior to that role he served as managing director leading M&A, strategic advisory and capital markets services for banking companies with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, a Stifel Company. He began his career with KBW in New York in 1983.
KEVIN D. CHAPMAN
COO
Mr. Chapman has served as COO since May 2018, and as Executive Vice President since January 2011, and Chief Financial Officer from October 2011 to July 2020. Mr. Chapman served as Corporate Controller since May 2006 until October, 2011. He has served as Senior Executive Vice President of the Bank since January 2011. Mr. Chapman served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Bank from January 2011 until October, 2011. He was a Senior Vice President of the Bank from January 2005 until July 2006, at which time he became an Executive Vice President and the Bank's Chief Accounting Officer.

Board of Directors

C. MITCHELL WAYCASTER
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Mr. Waycaster has been CEO since May 2018, and was named President of Renasant in January 2016, and had served as senior executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer since 2007. Prior to being Chief Administrative Officer, Waycaster, who joined Renasant in 1979, held various leadership positions within the Company and the Bank, including President of Renasant Bank's Mississippi Division, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.
EDWARD ROBINSON MCGRAW
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Mr. McGraw served as the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2018. Since June, 2005, Mr. McGraw has also served as Chairman of our and the Bank's board of directors. Mr. McGraw served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Bank prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer.
DONALD CLARK JR.
Mr. Clark currently serves as Chairman of Butler Snow, LLP, the largest Mississippi-based law firm. As a member of the firm's Public Finance and Incentives Group, Mr. Clark has extensive experience in municipal bonds, economic development incentives and government relations. Mr. Clark was appointed a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc. in July 2017.
JILL V. DEER
Ms. Deer is Chief Administrative Officer for Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, and a member of the company’s executive team. In her role as Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Deer is responsible for strategic planning and leads, among other areas, Brasfield & Gorrie’s HR, Legal, Insurance and Risk, and Corporate Responsibility groups. Prior to joining Brasfield & Gorrie in 2014, Ms. Deer served as a principal of Bayer Properties, L.L.C., a full service real estate company based in Birmingham, Alabama, that owns, develops and manages commercial real estate. Ms. Deer joined Bayer Properties in 1999 to serve as an executive officer and general counsel of the company. Prior to that time, she was a partner in a large regional law firm in Birmingham practicing in the area of commercial real estate finance.
CONNIE L. ENGEL
Connie L. Engel is a partner in the Atlanta Office Division of Childress Klein, Inc., a commercial real estate firm engaged in the development, management and leasing of commercial real estate throughout the Southeastern United States. Ms. Engel has been responsible for the development and leasing of the Atlanta Galleria Office Park located in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than 25 years. Since 2005, Ms. Engel has served on the Board of Trustees of Kennesaw State University Foundation, Kennesaw, Georgia, as Chairwoman and trustee. She is Vice Chair of the Cumberland Community Improvement District and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors.
JOHN T. FOY
Mr. Foy is retired. From February, 2004 until February, 2008 he served as president and chief operating officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. During that time, he was also a member of the board of directors of Furniture Brands International. Prior to 2004 he served as president and chief executive officer of Lane Furniture Industries. Furniture Brands International and Lane Furniture Industries are engaged in the manufacture of upholstered and wooden furniture.
NEAL A. HOLLAND JR.
Mr. Holland has been president of Holland Company, Inc., a diversified sand, stone and trucking company in Decatur, Alabama, since 1980. He is also the chairman and CEO of Alliance Sand and Aggregates, LLC and owner and president of Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Inc. Mr. Holland was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Heritage Financial Holding Corporation, or Heritage, in 2005.
MICHAEL D. SHMERLING
Mr. Shmerling has served as chairman of Choice Food Group, a manufacturer and distributor of food products, since July, 2007. Mr. Shmerling served as a senior advisor to Kroll, Inc., a risk consulting company, from August, 2005 to June, 2007 and an executive vice president of Kroll, Inc. from August, 2000 to June, 2005. Effective as of May, 2001, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of Kroll. Mr. Shmerling was appointed as a director of the Company upon the completion of our acquisition of Capital in July, 2007. Mr. Shmerling is also a director for Healthstream, Inc., a publicly-traded company.
SEAN M. SUGGS
Mr. Suggs currently serves as president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and vice president of administration, responsible for all manufacturing and administration functions at Toyota's Blue Springs, Mississippi plant, which produces the Corolla, Toyota's highest volume selling vehicle in the world.