Candie L. Simmons is a senior vice president and regional marketing director for Regions Financial Corporation in Jackson, Mississippi. In this position, she provides marketing and advertising support for the banks 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.
Her community outreach activities include coordinating bank employee volunteers to teach financial education to school age children, coordinating volunteers to serve meals at Stewpot once a month, and to participate in non-profit organization fund-raising walks on an annual basis. She is also the immediate past treasurer for the Community Foundation for Mississippi.
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 Alumni 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. Candie is active with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she just completed two years as the Financial Project Chair. In 2013, she was voted Soror of the Year, and in 2018 she received the Mary B. Conner Sisterly Relations Award. She is also an active board member for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Cure Sickle Cell Foundation, Make-A-Wish Mississippi and Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. She has completed two three-year terms on the national board of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, as well as has served as a Member of the organization’s Executive Committee. Candie previously served as the chair of Jackson State University’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.
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 recently became a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach.