Keen picked to lead RiverHills in Vicksburg

Published 9:49 am Friday, July 7, 2017

A new structure by RiverHills Bank announced by CEO Robert Gage has led to the appointment of Mike Keen as president of the Vicksburg area.

The Vicksburg area includes locations in Vicksburg and the operations center currently under construction on U.S. 61 North.

The bank’s locations in Madison and in Port Gibson will be under different leadership.

The new structure follows the departure of former bank president Joel Horton.

“I learned about the move after the board’s back in May,” Keen said of his promotion to president. “Very honored to be in this position, with this bank.

“We want to grow the bank. We want to grow deposits. We want to be the hometown bank for everyone here.”

Keen, a native of Vicksburg, graduated from Warren Central High School. He attended the University of Mississippi and then the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State.

He assumed his new position, new role on July 1.

Keen has been with the bank for 14 years and has banking experience in consumer, business, and real estate lending. He is currently the secretary of the board for RiverHills and has served the board for 10 years.

“It’s the people,” Keen said of why he has enjoyed banking. “That is what makes it entertaining. Every day is different.”

Keen has served as parish council president and currently is on the finance committee for St. Paul Catholic Church. He is a member of the Vicksburg Rotary Club.

Keen and his wife, Tiffany, are the parents of two children, Elizabeth and Will.

According to the Deposits Market Share Report released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., RiverHills ranked fourth in the Vicksburg market at the end of the filing period on June 30, 2016. The new report for year ending June 30 of this year has not been released.

In that report, RiverHills reported deposits totaling $138.2 million. BancorpSouth, Trustmark and Regions each ranked higher.

Since then, Regions has recently closed two of its locations in Vicksburg.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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