HERNANDO – Hue Townsend, Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, today announced that Ken Ibsen has joined the bank and will serve as Vice President and Relationship Banker in Guaranty’s Hernando Office.
Ibsen brings 10 years of banking experience to his new position along with two plus years as a top aide to a growing hospitality company in the Mid-South. His diverse background in consumer and commercial lending combined with his experiences in running a small
business will serve him and the bank well in analyzing a dense customer base of small
businesses, health care professionals, and young entrepreneurs.
Ibsen is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and brings to his position a broad base of experience in Mississippi’s banking industry, having served as a credit analyst, commercial portfolio manager, and loan officer.
An involved community member, Ibsen has served on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Desoto and is an active member in the Krewe of Hernando, a non-profit organization of fathers and friends focused on community improvement. Ibsen has also served in the Rotary Club of Hernando. He and his wife, former Annabelle Reed of Oxford, have one son, Hollis and are active members of the Hernando United Methodist Church where he serves on the Finance Committee.
“My goal is to help Guaranty Bank grow in a sound manner as DeSoto County continues to blossom, Ibsen said. “Being from the Delta, I knew firsthand the customer experience Guaranty Bank offers, and I am proud to now embrace that experience for my customers’ benefit.” Guaranty Bank’s Desoto County President Colie Sanford remarked “We are happy to welcome Ken to our bank family. His experience across the region and knowledge of our community will serve our customers well for many years to come.”
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