BancorpSouth added John G. Copeland as senior executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer.

Copeland has more than 35 years of executive management experience with regional financial institutions in all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, asset/liability management, mergers and acquisitions, and budgeting.

“Having served as CFO of the former First United Bancshares of El Dorado, AR, prior to the holding company’s merger with BancorpSouth in 2000, I am excited to have the opportunity to return to BancorpSouth,” Copeland said.

“We are pleased to have John Copeland join the BancorpSouth team,” said Dan Rollins, BancorpSouth’s chairman and CEO. “John’s experience as a CFO at two different publicly traded banks will serve our company well in driving change to expand our financial reporting systems and improve enterprise-wide efficiency.”

BancorpSouth is a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo, MS, with $14.9 billion in assets.