Meet Our Team

David Guyton: President & CEO

David joined the OUB team in 2010. He is originally from Tupelo, MS but has called Oxford home since 2003. After receiving a degree in Banking & Finance from Ole Miss in 1988 he went on to graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU in 1997. Locally David is a member of the Rotary Club, Oxford-University United Methodist Church and also helps with United Way. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. David is married to Katie Rose Guyton and they have two children - Matthew and Mary Arden - who attend Ole Miss.

Brad Ewing : EVP/Senior Lender

Brad joined the OUB team in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of the Oxford/ Lafayette County community and is a graduate of Lafayette High School. After high school, Brad received a degree from The University of Mississippi in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate. He later went on to graduate from the MIssissippi School of Banking in 2008. Brad is a current County Chairman with the Mississippi Young Bankers Association and has served as past Councilman on the MYB board. Brad currently serves as the Vice President of the LOU Ole Miss Club. Outside the bank Brad can be found hunting or attending one of his children's youth sporting events. He is married to Toni Vick Ewing of Oxford and together they enjoy spending time with their family and attending Ole Miss sporting events. They have three children - Carter, Sara Bradley, and Cooper. Come see Brad today for all your commercial loan needs.

Audra Cook: Senior VP/COO

Audra joined as one of the original OUB team members in 2000. She is originally from Ashland, MS and commutes to Oxford daily from Water Valley, MS. Audra has received numerous degrees over the year including Ole Miss in 1998 and the LSU Graduate School of Banking in 2009. Outside of the bank Audra enjoys shopping and reading and supporting her children while they are involved with football, basketball, and band. She is married to Broderick Cook of Water Valley, MS. They have three children - Marquette, Marley, and Marquis. Audra plays a very important role in the bank's day to day operations and continued success.

Jon Zieren: VP

Jon joined the OUB team in 2004. He has lived in Oxford since 1993 and is a graduate of Oxford High School. After High School Jon received a degree from Ole Miss in 2003 and later went on to graduate from the Mississippi School of Banking in 2008. Locally Jon is involved with the Chamber of Commerce. When Jon isn't at the bank he can usually be found working in his yard, grilling on his back porch or spending time at the family farm. He is married to Jeannie Waller Zieren of Jackson, MS and together they enjoy weekend travels and socializing with friends. Jon & Jeannie welcomed a new addition to their family Jonathan Grey Zieren in 2015. Come see Jon today for all of your consumer and commercial loan needs.

Gant Boone: AVP

Gant joined the OUB team in 2011. He is originally from Winona, MS but moved to Oxford in 2004 and earned a degree in Banking and Finance from Ole Miss in 2009. He also earned a degree from the Mississippi School of Banking in 2012 and went on to graduate from the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending in 2015. Gant is involved with the local Chamber of Commerce and also serves as President and Treasurer for the LOU Ole Miss Club. Since 2014 Gant has chaired a golf tournament each June that has raised over $40,000.00 in scholarship money for local students attending Ole Miss. Outside of the bank Gant can usually be found on the golf course. He is married to Jessica Caldwell Boone of Oxford and they have one daughter, Adele Aubrey Boone. Together they enjoy going to Ole Miss Athletic events and socializing with their friends. Come see Gant today for all of your consumer and commercial loan needs.

Tyler Hadaway: Loan Officer

Tyler joined the OUB team in July of 2014. He is originally from Southaven, MS but moved to Oxford in 2011 and earned a degree in Banking and Finance from Ole Miss in 2014. Outside the bank Tyler is an Ambassador with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Tyler is also a baseball coach for the Oxford Rebels 9U travel team. Come see Tyler for all of your consumer loan needs.

Emily Benedict: Investor Relations / Executive Assistant

Emily joined the OUB team in 2014. She is originally from Amory, MS but has called Oxford home since 2005. Emily received her Bachelors degree from Ole Miss in 2002. Outside of the bank Emily enjoys spending time with her family and socializing with friends. Emily is also a very active member of North Oxford Baptist Church. Customer's do not have the pleasure of seeing Emily very often as she is very busy in the back office taking care of stockholder relations and numerous other tasks.

Heather Humphreys: AVP/IT Officer

Heather joined the OUB team in 2002. She is originally from Water Valley, MS and continues to live there. Heather attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from the Mississippi School of Banking in 2007. Outside of the bank Heather enjoys traveling and reading. Heather is here to assist you with all of your internet banking questions.

Jennifer Woodard: IT Officer Asst/Operations

Jennifer joined the OUB team in 2015. She has lived in the Panola/Lafayette County area for the past 25 years. She brings with her 15 years of community banking experience. She graduated from South Panola High School, and attended NWCC and Mississippi University for Women. She now calls Oxford home with her husband, Jason and their two children, Ethan and Courtney. She is an Ambassador with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and an Executive Board member with the OHS Marine Corp JROTC Booster Club. She is an active member of First Baptist Church-Oxford along with her family. When not at work, Jennifer enjoys attending OHS MCJROTC events across the state with her son, as well as cheering on her daughter at OMS athletic events.

Ashley Thompson: Operations

Ashley joined the OUB team in 2011. She is originally from Aberdeen, MS but moved to Oxford in 2010. Ashley received her Bachelors degree from Mississippi State University and her Masters from Belhaven University. She is married to Jamaal Thompson, and they have one beautiful daughter, Kennedy Thompson. Although she is a graduate of MSU, she still loves attending the Ole Miss athletic events with her family. Outside of banking, Ashley enjoys baking, crafts, and spending time with her family.

Jan Herring: Operations

Jan joined the OUB team in 2014. She is originally from Sardis, MS but she has lived in Oxford since 2005. She is a very proud alumnus of Northwest Junior College. When Jan isn't at the bank she enjoys shopping, cooking and gardening. Locally Jan is very instrumental in More than a Meal's continued success. Stop by today and ask Jan about the many products and services OUB has to offer.

Renea Brewer: Compliance Officer

Renea joined the OUB team in 2004 with seven years of previous banking experience. Although she has not lived in Oxford her entire life she considers this her hometown. In her time here at OUB she has graduated from the Mississippi School of Banking. Renea is an integral part of OUB's daily operations as she serves as Compliance officer and assist with all loan processing matters.

Martha Morgan Scott : Loan Processor

Martha has been with OUB since 2005. Martha met her husband at Ole Miss in 1982 and they moved back to Oxford with their three children in 2000. Growing up in a military family, Martha lived in many places but since her father grew up in Oxford, she has always called it home. Martha worked in the customer service department before moving to loans and is always happy to help our OUB customers with any of their banking needs. In her spare time Martha enjoys books, movies and spending time with her family.

Alison Cullum : FSR/Loan Processor

Alison joined the OUB team in 2013. She received her degree from Ole Miss in 2009. Outside of the bank Alison enjoys fitness and traveling. Locally Alison is active in the Young Professionals of Oxford. Stop by our bank today and ask Alison about the many accounts and services we provide our customers.

Amanda Lowe : FSR

Amanda joined the OUB team in 2015 as a Financial Services Representative. Although Water Valley is now home, she is originally from Camden, AR. In 2008 Amanda graduated from Smackover High School in Smackover, AR. Outside the bank, Amanda is an active member of the Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley and Campground Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her husband Trey Lowe. Come see Amanda for all your account needs.

Laura McCready : FSR

Laura joined OUB after spending many years in the insurance industry. She is originally from Birmingham, AL but has called Oxford home since 2008. Laura graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1995. She is married to Neal McCready and they have three children - Campbell, Caroline, and Carson who keep them busy with soccer, dance as well as other activities. She is also a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Stop by the University Avenue location and ask Laura about the many accounts and services we offer.

Kalaila Spearman : FSR

Kalaila joined the OUB team in 2015. Kalaila is a 2006 graduate of Water Valley High School. After high school, Kalaila received her journalism degree from the University of Mississippi. Outside of the bank Kalaila enjoys exercising, traveling, shopping and spending time with her daughter, Khloe. Stop by the Jackson Avenue branch and see Kalaila today.

Rita Mottz : Head Teller

Rita joined the OUB team in 2014 with years of experience in the banking industry. She call Lafayette County home and resides in the Paris community. Rita is married to Ray Mottz. They have two children and four grandchildren. Outside the bank Rita loves spending time camping or going to the races with her grandchildren.

Stephanie Johnson :Teller

Stephanie joined OUB June 13, 2016 as a teller. She graduated from Montgomery County High School in 2009 and also earned an Associates Degree from Northwest Community College before graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. She is originally from Duck Hill, MS, but moved to Oxford in August of 2011 where she is a member of Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Outside of banking she loves going to the movies, hunting with her father, baking with her mom, and helping others.



Bank of Pontotoc

Grant Reynolds: Assistant VP/Loan Officer

Grant joined the Bank of Pontotoc in 2009. He has lived in Pontotoc his entire life and is a graduate of South Pontotoc High School. After high school Grant received a degree from Ole Miss in 2011 and also attended Itawamba Community College. Grant is very involved with the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as the Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce. Grant is also a memeber and a deacon of Reynolds Chapel Church. When Grant isn't at the bank he can be found in the woods or at the golf course. He is married to Deanna Peel Reynolds of Pontotoc and together they enjoy going snow skiing. Come see Grant today for all of your consumer and commercial loan needs.

Dena Bray: Assistant VP

Dena joined the Bank of Pontotoc in 2012. She has lived in Pontotoc her entire life and is a graduate of South Pontotoc High School. After high school, Dena received a Business Administration and Accounting degree in 2008 from Ole Miss. When Dena isn't at the bank she enjoys watching Ole Miss Football games and having back porch bonfires with friends. She is married to her husband, Wesley, and together they enjoy going to drag races at the local tracks and spending time with their little girl, Zada. Call or stop by the Bank of Pontotoc today and let Dena help you with all of your banking needs.

Sam Cruse : Lender

Sam was born in Decatur, AL in 1991 but calls Pototoc home. He attended South Pontotoc High School and played baseball. He went on to pitch 1 year at Itawamba Community College then transferred to Blue Mountain College where he would play 3 years and graduate with a Business Administration/Marketing degree. Sam enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, and golfing. He can be found in teh Grove most Saturday's during football season with his wonderful wife Kelsie. He became part of the OUB team in June 2016 and looks forward to helping expand our brand in Pontotoc County.

Virginia Burnside: CSR

Virginia joined the Bank of Pontotoc in 2010. Pontotoc is her hometown and she could not imagine living anywhere else. Virginia is a 1999 graduate of Itawamba Community College. Outside of the bank Virginia enjoys spending time with friends or taking some time for herself and reading a good book. Locally she is very involved in the annual Bodock Festival and is a main contributor to its annual success. Stop by today and let Virginia take care of your banking needs.