The Peoples Bank promoted Karen B. Arguelles to vice president/Commercial Lending, Brian J. Kozlowski to senior vice president and chief administrative officer and A. Tanner Swetman to senior vice president and chief operating officer.
“We congratulate Karen, Brian and Tanner on their well-earned promotions,” said Chevis C. Swetman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the holding company and the bank. “Their leadership and banking experience enhance our management team and will contribute to our company’s long-term success,” he added.
Arguelles joined The Peoples Bank in August of 1993 and has excelled in several wide-ranging positions during her career with the bank.
Since joining The Peoples Bank in 2005, Kozlowski has held an array of leadership positions in the bank. In addition to his chief administrative officer duties, he will continue to oversee the Special Assets Department and serve on the bank’s Problem Asset Review Committee.
Swetman joined The Peoples Bank in 2005 and has held several management positions in the bank. In addition to his chief operating officer role, Swetman will continue to serve as chairman of the Asset Liability Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee.
Founded in 1896, with $595 million in assets as of December 31, 2019, The Peoples Bank operates 18 branches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties.