Commissioner Perry Green was appointed by three different Governors to serve on the Commission throughout the past 20 years and served as Chair of the Commission in 2000-2001.
Perry Green was born in Grenada, Mississippi. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Green has over 40 years of experience in the Mississippi banking industry and started his banking career with Grenada Banking System in Louisville, Calhoun City and Cleveland, Miss. In 1986, he moved to West Point, Mississippi and became President of the West Point branch of Renasant Bank. Today, he still works with Renasant Bank in West Point and resides in Starkville. He is married with one special needs son, two step-daughters, and one step-grandson.
Green has served on many boards including West Point Rotary Club, Growth Alliance, Very Special Arts of Mississippi, United Way, the Arc of Clay County, and Mary Holmes College, to name a few.
What is one of your favorite things about serving on the Commission?
Seeing the great work done by our programs. Also, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is so amazing.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of serving on the Commission so far?
The other Commissioners
Where do you volunteer, what's your cause, and what's your favorite volunteer project?
I have a real interest in special needs children and adults.
Why do you think it's important for Mississippians to volunteer in our state?
It's our heritage. We should love our state and want to make it better for all citizens.