Candie L. Simmons is a senior vice president and regional marketing director for Regions Financial Corporation in Jackson. In this position, she provides marketing and advertising support for the bank and its lines of business throughout the state. Additionally, she develops relationships with media and purchases advertising in these markets and serves as the community and public relations representative for this region. A native of Ocean Springs, she is the youngest African American on the bank’s Mississippi Executive Leadership Team and youngest senior vice president in Mississippi. In 2017, she was selected for Regions Financial Corporation’s prestigious Leaders at All Levels III Class.
Simmons was selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as a 2009 ‘Top 40 Under 40’ and 2013 ‘Top 50 Leading Business Woman’, where she placed in the top 10. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she just completed her second term as treasurer for her local chapter and was voted 2013 Soror of the Year.
She currently serves as the financial project chair for Beta Delta Omega Chapter and the area cluster coordinator for the Southeastern Region – initiated into Theta Psi Chapter at Ole Miss. She was also selected for the 2018 American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team and selected as a 2017 Champion of Change and a Woman Making a Difference in Madison County for the Madison County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Simmons is an active volunteer with the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and serves as a board member for the Cure Sickle Cell Foundation and Make-A-Wish Mississippi. She is also a member of the International Community Ambassadors Network (I!CAN).