Candie L. Simmons is a senior vice president and geography marketing strategist for Regions Financial Corporation in Jackson, Mississippi. In this position, she provides marketing support for the bank’s lines of business throughout Alabama, South Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana. Additionally, she works with different entities to promote and provide financial education.
Candie 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 was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year for The University of Mississippi and as a 2017 Woman Making a Difference in Madison County by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Madison County Alumnae Chapter. Most recently, she was honored as a Woman of Excellence for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Candie is active with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Delta Omega Chapter where she is currently serving as vice president.
She is also an active board member for the Community Foundation for Mississippi, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. Candie is serving her third, three-year term on the national board of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, and is a Member of the organization’s Executive Committee. She has also joined the Ole Miss Banking and Finance Advisory Board, Ole Miss Women’s Council and was selected to join the Ole Miss Athletics Committee.
A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Candie received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and Masters of Business Administration from The University of Mississippi. She is also a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, and she resides in Ridgeland.