CEO Spotlight – Emory Mayfield, Hancock Bank

Hancock Bank has been named by Bauer Financial as one of America’s strongest and safest banks for more than 25 years in a row.  As part of Hancock Holding Company’s Gulf South financial services family, Hancock provides comprehensive financial products and services to commercial and small businesses, as well as individuals and families.

In continuing to build innovative local leadership, Hancock Bank hired Emory Mayfield to run the Tallahassee market in 2013, making him one of the organization’s youngest market presidents. Mayfield’s primary goal has been to create a strong local presence for Hancock where the focus is on banking businesses, business owners, and business professionals.

“Hancock Bank was founded to create opportunities for the people and communities we serve. We’ve had the privilege of working with local businesses and leadership to help our region prosper by actively investing in Tallahassee,” said Mayfield. “We know Tallahassee’s success comes from hard work and dedication from many local leaders, businesses and community partners. We’re honored to work with those centers of influence every day to help our city thrive.”

At the core of Hancock Bank’s success in the market is a team of individuals with exceptional expertise and dedication; a team which Mayfield carefully selected to represent and to serve the community’s businesses and families. “The passion that our team of bankers has for serving our clients fills me with a tremendous sense of pride.”

Hancock Bank also prides itself on social responsibility and their commitment to serving the people who call Tallahassee home. Giving back is an important value they hold and put into action daily.

As an extension of its Community Connection volunteer program which gives associates paid time off each year to give back to their communities, Hancock Bank holds a month-long initiative during National Philanthropy Month called Hands In.

This past year, Tallahassee associates teamed-up with St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to restore the grounds impacted by Hurricane Hermine over the summer, surrounding the historic St. Marks Lighthouse.