Sullivan and Craven promoted to Vice President

Planters Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Dustin Sullivan and Richard “Richy” Craven to Vice President. 

Dustin Sullivan joined Planters in 2010 as a loan representative in Greenwood and has served in various roles for the bank. He currently serves as Vice President - Special Assets Officer and Security Officer. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Delta State University and has completed the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi.

He is active in the community and a board member of the Greenwood Exchange Club and Salvation Army. He volunteers with Eight Days of Hope as part of their rapid response ministry. 

Dustin is married to the former Marley Pentecost of Greenwood, and they have two children, Dean and Sadie. They attend North Greenwood Baptist Church, where Sullivan serves as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and sings in the choir.

Richy Craven has worked with Planters for eighteen years in the Batesville office and recently has been promoted to Vice President – Collections Officer. He received his B. S. B. A. in Economics-Finance from the University of Tennessee-Martin and completed the Southeastern Banking Consumer Finance Banking Program.

Craven is committed to local youth sports and has been active in youth baseball and softball leagues, serving as Director from 2003 to 2019. He has been an MHSAA Football Referee since 1994.

He is married to Cherry Crouch Craven, and they have two daughters, Tabatha and Aubrianna, and three grandchildren. 

“Dustin and Richy are invaluable employees for Planters, and we appreciate their work for our system. They handle many tasks behind the scenes, and our branches can work more efficiently due to their commitment,” stated Chris Makamson, FVP/ Credit Administrator. 

In April 1920, Planters Bank & Trust began serving customers in the small community of Ruleville, Mississippi. Throughout our growth, Planters Bank has remained rooted in its mission to dedicate resources to the betterment of our customers and to the communities we live and work.

Currently headquartered in Indianola, Mississippi, Planters Bank has grown from one bank nestled in the rich soil of Ruleville to over twenty-two locations spanning communities in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. As we grow together, Planters Bank continues to pride itself on giving back to our local communities while providing outstanding service to our customers.