Cadence Bank Names Jack Lester as Houston County, Georgia Market President

ATLANTA, May 9, 2023 - Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) announced today the addition of Jack Lester as the Houston County, Georgia market president. He will support Bruce Leicht, middle Georgia division president, in growing the bank’s community involvement and business development endeavors in Houston County and surrounding counties.

Lester brings over 24 years of banking experience and has worked in a variety of roles, such as branch manager, business banker, market president, business development leader and commercial lender. In his new role, Lester will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s operations in Houston County, as well as its local consumer and commercial lending efforts.

“With his impressive track record of execution and exceptional leadership abilities, we are confident that he will play a crucial role in our growth in the local market” said Leicht. “We are thrilled to have him on board, and we believe that his unwavering dedication to supporting our teammates and customers' needs will be a driving force behind our success in the years to come.”

Lester has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern State University. Additionally, he completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“I am both humbled and excited to work with this hardworking Georgia market team,” said Lester. “Cadence Bank has an important role to play in helping people, companies and communities prosper, and I look forward to driving our customer-first business approach in Houston County.”

About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with more than $50 billion in assets and over 350 branch locations across the South and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


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