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Vance Witt, Chairman of BNA Bancshares, Inc. announces the election of Gregory D. Pirkle, Esq. to its board of directors

Vance Witt, Chairman of BNA Bancshares, Inc. announces the election of Gregory D. Pirkle, Esq. to its board of directors. He will also serve on the board of directors of BNA Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNA Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company.

Pirkle is a partner with Phelps Dunbar LLP in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he has practiced law for 25 years. He is an active member of the community and serves in a variety of capacities with numerous charitable and civic organizations.

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.  Some of his civic and charitable affiliations include: Director with the Community Development Foundation, Committee Chairman of the Tupelo Major Thoroughfare Lobbying and Oversight Committee, past President of the Rotary Club of Tupelo, Vice Chairman of the CREATE Foundation, Inc, past President of the United Way of NEMS, Inc, and past President of the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, Inc.

He and his wife Lisa Roberts Pirkle live in Tupelo, Mississippi. They have two children: Tyler Gregory Pirkle (Tyler), a student at Mississippi State University and Megan Brooke Pirkle (Megan), a student at Tupelo High School. Greg and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church. He sings in the choir and serves as a deacon and trustee.

Currently serving on the board of directors of BNA Bancshares, Inc and its subsidiary, BNA Bank are: Vance Witt (Chairman of BNA Bank), James R. Collins (CEO and President of BNA Bank), William O. Rutledge III, Dr. Thomas Barkley, Dr. Sam Creekmore, Joe Parks, Tommy Shannon and newly appointed Greg Pirkle.

BNA Bank, established in 1896, is a state chartered bank with approximately $420 million in assets. BNA’s main office and two branch offices are located in New Albany with another branch located in Myrtle, Mississippi and one in Tupelo, Mississippi.