Guaranty Bank Expands to Starkville and Names Slaughter Northeast MS President

Guaranty Bank & Trust

February 5, 2021

STARKVILLE –Guaranty Bank & Trust Company CEO and President Hue Townsend today announced that veteran banker Sammy Slaughter has been named Northeast Mississippi President and will serve in the Starkville Office currently a Loan Production Office pending approval to expand into a full-service branch.

Slaughter brings to Guaranty Bank more than 37 years of banking experience. A lifelong resident of Starkville, he is a 1978 graduate of Starkville Academy. In 1983, he completed studies at Mississippi State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a BPA in Accounting. He has since completed several consumer and commercial courses and has experience in audit, loan review, consumer, and commercial lending.

Slaughter is active in a host of civic organizations and endeavors. He has served on the boards of Junior Achievement, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, the Oktibbeha Educational Foundation, United Way, Starkville County Club, Ducks Unlimited, Mississippi Young Bankers and Leadership Mississippi. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Catch A Dream Foundation.

Slaughter and his wife, Beverly, reside in Starkville and have three sons: Sam (Dallas, Texas), Zach (Starkville, Mississippi; and wife Tiffany, expecting their first child) and Blake (Memphis, Tennessee).  In his free time, Slaughter enjoys playing golf, hunting, and attending MSU sporting events.

“We are fortunate to have Sammy Slaughter join the Guaranty Bank family,”

Townsend said. “As we continue our growth in the Starkville and Calhoun County markets, it’s important that we are represented by professionals who are well-acquainted with and dedicated to these communities.”

Press Contact:
Diedre Barret
Chief Retail Officer
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company
Office:  662.247.5134
dbarret@gbtonline.com