Meridian Star


January 12, 2014

Community Bank names Nicholson president & CEO for holding company

MERIDIAN — Special to The Star

    The Board of Directors for Community Bancshares, Inc. is proud to announce the following promotion effective as of January 1, 2014:

    Charles W. Nicholson, Jr., has been promoted to President and CEO of Community Bancshares, Inc. Nicholson has served as COO of Community Bank’s holding company for over eight years and prior to that was President and CEO of Community Bank, Meridian. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of the Board for Community Bank, Coast, and as Director for Community Operations, Inc.

    “He is very deserving of this promotion,” stated Freddie J. Bagley, Chairman of Community Bancshares, Inc., “Chuck will lead our bank to even greater accomplishments.”

    Nicholson, a Pascagoula native, is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a degree in Business. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

    In the community, Nicholson is active with the Mississippi Bankers Association as a member of the Bankpac Committee and the Legislative Committee. He is also a board member with the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. Nicholson is a member of Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Brandon and serves on their Finance Committee, Staff Parish Committee and Administrative Council.

    Community Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Community Banks across the Southeast, is a $2.4 billion multi-bank holding company consisting of banks in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama.  Community Bank has 41 offices and more than 660 staff members.

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