Shipp new Guaranty Bank & Trust president

Published 11:59 am Monday, June 17, 2024

Guaranty Bank & Trust Company CEO Hue Townsend last week announced the board appointment of Blake Shipp to Batesville President. 

Shipp has been a Guaranty Bank team member for 17 years and has held numerous positions within the organization. 

He attended North Delta School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. In 2010, he completed courses from the Mississippi School of Banking to continue his banking education.  

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Shipps’s community involvement is a testament to his dedication to Batesville. As a member of Batesville First Methodist Church, he actively serves on the finance committee. He serves on numerous boards, including the Panola County Industrial Development Authority and Panola Partnership.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Panola County Community Chest Fund.

“Blake is very deserving of this promotion to City President for Batesville,” said Mickey Naaman, North Regional President. “He is a Batesville native and very involved in numerous community organizations. I could not be more proud of Blake and his family as he embraces this new leadership role.” 

Shipp and his wife, Magan, have three children: Preston, 13, Nola, 8, and Andrew, 6. He coaches his sons’ baseball teams and enjoys time outside of the bank as an outdoorsman and playing golf.