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Cadence Bank Names Tom Clark as New CIO

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and HOUSTON, May 12, 2015 — Cadence Bank announces the appointment of Tom Clark as executive vice president and chief information officer. Clark, who brings nearly 20 years of industry experience, will guide and support the bank’s future technology strategies, and assumes oversight for Cadence’s technology and banking operations.

“Tom will play a critical role in defining our long-term information technology and digital road map,” said Paul Murphy, CEO and president of Cadence Bancorp. “His extensive background in banking and technology will be invaluable as we further enhance our internal framework and expand our digital banking offerings.”

Murphy continued, “Tom’s broad experience building and operating customer-focused, multi-channel delivery and business automation solutions, paired with his proven leadership, align well with our culture and future at Cadence. We are encouraged by the strategic insight he brings to the bank.”

Prior to joining Cadence, Clark most recently served as information security executive at USAA. During the ten years he spent at USAA, Clark held multiple other positions including vice president, business performance excellence; vice president, member support operations; and assistant vice president, e-commerce and enterprise business operations. In addition, his background involves roles as senior vice president, consumer bank technology at Bank of America, and chief information officer at BankUnited.

“I look forward to shaping Cadence’s technology and operating trajectory as the bank continues to grow. It’s inspiring to join an organization so clearly committed to doing right for its clients,” said Clark.

Clark earned his MBA from the University of Florida and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He received an executive certificate in management and leadership from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank, N.A., based in Birmingham, Ala., is a $5.7 billion bank with more than 100 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 126 years of financial expertise, Cadence serves commercial and consumer clients with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions designed to keep pace with their lives. These products and services include commercial and consumer banking, small business banking, treasury management, international banking, specialized lending, commercial real estate, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Cadence Bank and its affiliates, Linscomb & Williams and Cadence Insurance Agency, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houston-based Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Additional information about Cadence Bank is available at Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Contact Information: 

Danielle Kernell

Cadence Bank, N.A.
713-871-4051 direct | 713-392-7709 mobile

[email protected]

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