Meet the 205: Michael D. Ross

With more than 29 years of commercial banking experience, Ross has been the top executive in the Alabama/Eastern/Central Region for the last eight years for Renasant. He led the entrance into two new banking markets in Alabama, both of which became profitable within six months of opening. Ross was named chief commercial officer of the entire franchise approximately two years ago. He has been married for 26 years to Hilary Howard Ross, owner of Mater Natura Designs, a landscape design firm. They have three children: Hunter Duncan Ross, age 20; Charles Owen Ross; age 18; and  Margaret Addison Ross, age 13.

Alma Mater The University of Alabama, undergrad 1986, MBA 1989

Beverage of Choice  Good People IPA

on my Bucket List Play Augusta National; Attend Octoberfest in Germany

Central Region President and Chief Commercial Officer, Renasant Corporation University of Alabama athletics, Roll Tide! Golf with friends

Favorite Charity Crippled Children’s Foundation

Favorite Book or Movie Animal House

Favorite Musician Jimmy Buffett