Chris A. Bagley, Executive Leadership Team

Chris Bagley

Chris A. Bagley

President and Chief Credit Officer

Chris A. Bagley is President and Chief Credit Officer of Cadence Bank. He has served at Cadence and its predecessors since 2014. Mr. Bagley has over 38 years of experience in commercial banking. 

Prior to joining Cadence’s predecessor, BancorpSouth, Mr. Bagley was previously a named executive officer and Chief Credit Officer of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. in Houston, Texas. At Prosperity, he served on the seven-person executive committee, which directed and oversaw all bank lending and operations. 

During his career, Mr. Bagley has also served as a regional loan concurrence officer, a voting member of the senior loan committee, a member of the operations and BSA risk committees, and was the lending liaison for the fair lending component of compliance exams. He has also served as a board of directors member for a publicly traded financial holding company. 

Mr. Bagley earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a former advisory board member of the University of Houston banking certificate program through the Bauer College of Business. 

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