The Board of Directors of Bank of Yazoo has named Ben W. Aldridge as its Chief Operating Officer and Metro President. Aldridge, a native of Holmes County, has almost 20 years of banking experience in the Birmingham and Jackson Metropolitan markets.

Van Ray, President and CEO, commented that “Ben’s character, his unique understanding of our rural and Metro markets, and his diverse contact base will be tremendous in assuring our Bank continues to grow and move forward into this new decade.”



Aldridge brings a wide range of banking expertise to Bank of Yazoo, having served in management capacities in corporate finance, treasury management, correspondent banking, governmental depository and lending services, credit, and business and community development. Bank of Yazoo’s Chairman Phil Williams said “The Board and Management is very excited about the energy and skill set that Ben brings to the Bank. His broad-based experience at larger regional banks will serve our organization well as he oversees daily operations and helps provide strategic leadership to enhance the growth and value of our institution.”

“I am pleased to join the team at Bank of Yazoo, the second oldest banking institution in Mississippi. I’m excited about the opportunity to build on the bank’s core value of fostering long-term relationships with our clients and our diverse communities,” Aldridge stated. “The banking industry has seen significant change in the last decade. I look forward to ensuring we use these opportunities to benefit new and existing clients, as we look to expand our activity in the Jackson Metro.”