Oxford, Miss., Oct. 10, 2019 – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2019-20 at its annual meeting on Saturday (Oct. 5) as part of Homecoming activities.
Matt Lusco (BBA 79), of Birmingham was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming. Lusco is senior executive vice president and chief risk officer for Regions Financial Corp.
“I am incredibly honored to serve the as president of the Ole Miss Alumni Association,” Lusco says. “In this role, you stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you, and I am humbled by the leadership and contributions of our past presidents.”
Prior to joining Regions, Lusco was with Arthur Andersen and KPMG and worked in Jackson, Washington DC, New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis. During his time at Ole Miss, Lusco was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He serves on the board of directors of the University of Mississippi Foundation, the advisory board of the Patterson School of Accountancy and is a member of the Vaught Society.
Lampkin Butts (BBA 73), of Laurel, president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc., was named president-elect. Dr. Bob Warner (BA 79, MD 83) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, a surgeon at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Surgical Clinic, was elected vice president.
Athletics Committee members include Johnny Maloney (BBA 78) of Madison and Candie Simmons (BBA 02, MBA 15) of Ridgeland. Maloney serves as executive vice president for Cowboy Maloney’s Home Store, which has 13 locations in Mississippi. Simmons serves as a senior vice president and geography marketing strategist for Regions Financial Corp. in Jackson. Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Director Kirk Purdom (BA 93) serves as treasurer.