Our Management Team


Thomas W. Colbert

Senior Chairman, Community Bancshares
Senior Chairman Emeritus, Community Bank

Native: Trebloc, MS

Education: University of Mississippi, Banking and Finance; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1968

Freddie J. Bagley

Chairman, Community Bancshares
Chairman Emeritus, Community Bank

Native: Forest, MS

Education: Mississippi College, Mathematics; University of Mississippi, School of Banking; Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1976

Charles W. Nicholson, Jr.

President and CEO, Community Bancshares
Chairman, Community Bank

Native: Pascagoula, MS

Education: University of Mississippi, General Business; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1998

David M. Hughes

Vice Chairman

Native: Biloxi, MS

Education: University of Southern Mississippi, Business Administration; University of Mississippi, School of Banking; University of Oklahoma, School of Banking

Joined the Bank: 2002

Justin C. Martin

President and CEO, Community Bank

Native: Brandon, MS

Education: Mississippi State University, Banking and Finance; Mississippi School of Banking, University of Mississippi; Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 2007

Timothy P. Gray

Chief Financial Officer

Native: Forest, MS

Education: BSBA in Accounting, Mississippi College; Mississippi School of Banking; Certified Public Accountant, State of Mississippi; Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1995

Wyman M. Jones

Chief Credit Officer

Native: Waynesboro, MS

Education: Mississippi State University, Banking and Finance; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1992

Bobby R. Knox

Vice Chairman, Pine Belt Region

Native: Houston, MS

Education: University of Mississippi, School of Banking, Banking and Finance; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1987

J. Matthew Mayo

Chief Banking Officer

Native: Hattiesburg, MS

Education: University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Banking; Samford University, Master of Business Administration; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 2005

Chance B. Carter

Chief Operating Officer, Community Bank

Native: Brandon, MS

Education: Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Economics, Masters of Science, Agribusiness Management; University of Mississippi School of Banking; Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, Vanderbilt University; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1997

Marc A. Petro

Chief Executive Officer

Native: Leland, MS

Education: Mississippi State University, Bachelor’s Degree in General Business Administration; University of Mississippi, School of Banking; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 2002

R. Scott Pickering

Chief Executive Officer, Pine Belt Region

Native: Wiggins, MS

Education: The University of Mississippi, Banking and Finance; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 2007

Oliver A. Latil

Chief Executive Officer, Coast Region

Native: Ocean Springs, MS

Education: University of Mississippi, BBA Management; University of Mississippi School of Banking

Joined the Bank: 1997

Barry L. Prather

Chief Executive Officer, North Region

Native: Baldwyn, MS

Education: Mississippi College, Bachelor of Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration; University of Mississippi School of Banking; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 1995

J. Samuel Henderson, III

Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Region

Native: Birmingham, AL

Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia, Production Management; Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University

Joined the Bank: 2019

Thomas W. Colbert, Jr.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Native: Forest, MS

Education: Millsaps College, BA History; Belhaven College, English Literature and The University of Mississippi, MA in TESOL; The University of Mississippi, School of Banking, and University of Colorado, School of Bank Marketing

Joined the Bank: 1991