Danny Whalen elected to Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors

Danny Whalen of Cleveland has been elected to a 3-year term on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors.

Whalen will represent his region of the state on the Board, which governs the 128-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of bank deposits in the state.

Whalen serves as president and chief executive officer of Cleveland State Bank.  He has 32 years of banking experience, 22 years with Cleveland State Bank, seven years with Sunburst Bank and three years with Deposit Guaranty National Bank. Whalen earned a bachelor of business administration degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. His MBA involvement includes servings on the association’s Legislative Committee.

Active in his community, Whalen serves on the board of trustees for Bolivar MedicalCenter,board of directors for Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, and board of directors (treasurer) for Cleveland-Bolivar United Way.  He is also a past president of Cleveland Rotary Club and past president of the board of trustees for Presbyterian Day School in Cleveland. Whalen is an active member of First Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon.

Whalen, a native of Coldwater, is married to the former Tammy Edmonds of Ackerman. They have three sons, Adam, Andrew (wife, Emily) and Ben.