Bailey Hartel is a banking professional with an incredible level of expertise in credit and financial statement analysis that are key to the success of any business. While he gained this knowledge through 12 years of service as a Bank Examiner for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, we’re even more impressed with his approach to serving his clients.
“I want everyone’s interaction with me to be positive,” Bailey said, “I strive to be genuine and work harder for my clients and co-workers than they expect,” he added.
Bailey also knows what it’s like to be a team player, having received a Division 1 baseball scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi. “It was my goal to play college baseball as a kid,” Bailey said, “and I worked very hard to achieve it. Through that experience, I was able to develop lifetime friendships with some of the greatest guys I know,” he added. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors for the University’s M-Club and also serves as Deacon and Director of the Bible Fellowship Class at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
Nowadays, Bailey says that golf is his main hobby. “I enjoy the competition, humor, camaraderie, and fellowship that it offers. I am also a novice hunter and enjoy being at a hunting camp with close friends,” he added. “I believe I have a good sense of humor and I try not to take life too seriously.”
A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration, Bailey also earned his MBA from the University in 2009.
Throughout his professional career, he has achieved numerous levels of certification through the American Bankers Association Trust School and is a 2015 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. In the midst of so many accomplishments, however, Bailey realizes that banking is still an industry that focuses on helping people. “I care about others and want to add value to every relationship. I believe it’s important to treat my customers the way I’d want them to treat me.”