MYB Convention

March 11-15, 2023 
Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama

Click here for the 2023 Registration Form. 

Registration is Open Now for the 73rd Annual MYB Convention!
March 11-15, 2023
Grand Hotel Resort and Spa
Point Clear, Alabama

This event offers educational sessions and provides a unique networking opportunity for emerging bank leaders across the state. See highlights about new, fun events planned for this year on the packet, too, including plenty of family fun events.

Reserving Your Convention Accommodations:

The first step in attending the convention is to RESERVE YOUR ROOM! The MYB contracted room rate is $207++ per night. Any upgrades will be an additional charge per night.

To enter the MS Young Bankers Reservations Portal:

  • Click here to make your reservations at the Grand Hotel
  • Choose your check-in and check-out dates and click ‘search’ (in the upper right-hand corner.)
  • Select your room type
  • Continue through the process with your contact information and payment.
  • To make changes to your reservation, you can go back to this link and choose ‘edit’ or call the resort.
  • The room block will be held until February 10, 2023, or until the room block is full.

Should you need assistance, of course, please contact Amy Davis at or Lori Richardson at  

Tentative Event Schedule: March 11-15, 2023

Saturday, March 11

3:30 – 6 pm Convention Registration

Sunday, March 12

7:40 am Sunrise Devotional   
7:30 am – 12 noon Registration Desk open   
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet 
8:30 am – 11:30 am General Session 
11:45 am Duncan Williams Luncheon
Free evening for Attendees

Monday, March 13

7: 40 am Sunrise Devotional   
7:30 – 12 noon Registration Desk open   
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet  
8:30 – 12 noon General Session 
12 noon – 1 pm CP Insurance Associates Luncheon
1 – 2:30 pm HW Ice Cream Social and Bingo (bingo begins at 1:30 pm)
6 – 8 pm Drew’s President’s Party

Tuesday, March 14

10 am Golf  
6 pm President’s Reception
6: 30 pm Annual Banquet  

Wednesday, March 15

Convention Adjourns

Click here for the Merit Scholarship application. 


Coach Ron Polk

Considered by many to be the “Father of Southeastern Conference Baseball,” Ron Polk has just completed his 54th year coaching college baseball with 51 of those years coaching at the NCAA-D1 level.
His resume includes 31 seasons as a head coach in the SEC, 1,373 wins, six Halls of Fame, seven tours as a coach with the USA National Baseball team, eight trips to the College World Series in Omaha with three different schools, and eight summers coaching in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League in Massachusetts.
He has served as an assistant coach at The University of Arizona; The University of New Mexico, Miami-Dade Community College; The University of Miami, and the University of Alabama – Birmingham.
He was the head coach at Georgia Southern University for four years taking them to the College World Series in his second season. He served as the head coach at the University of Georgia for two seasons, also taking them to the College World Series. He is most famous for being the head coach at Mississippi State for 29 years, taking them to the College World Series six times.
Ron Polk is one of only three college baseball coaches to ever take three different schools to the NCAA College World Series in Omaha. In 1966, he was on the coaching staff at the University of Arizona that also made an appearance in Omaha. Thus, his teams have made an appearance in Omaha for five decades.
187 of his players as a head coach have signed professional baseball contracts with 29 of them having played in the major leagues. He has coached 35 All-Americans and 76 All-SEC players. In addition, he had had eight of his players drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft.
In 31 of his 35 years as a head coach, his teams have been ranked in the NCAA Division I top-20 at some point in the season, with six of those teams finishing in the top six in the country. Four of his Mississippi State teams were ranked No. 1 in the country during parts of each season.
Polk was named the National Baseball Coach of the Year twice and the SEC Baseball Coach of the Year five times. Baseball America named him the sixth greatest baseball coach in college baseball history in 1999.
In his 35 years as an NCAA Division I baseball coach, he had only one losing season, and he is now the winningest coach in all sports (men and women) in Southeastern Conference History.
Polk is the former president of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the winner of the Lefty Gomez award, the highest award in this association. In 1987 he was named the State of Mississippi Sportsman of the Year and in 1987 he received the highest award given out by the State of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame – the “Rube” Award.
In 1997, and again on the new stadium in 2019, the baseball stadium on the campus of Mississippi State was named after him. Polk was named a SEC Legend in 2018.
He has served on the USA National Baseball coaching staff seven times, more than any other college baseball coach. He served as an assistant coach five times and the head coach twice. In both 1988 and 1996, he was on the coaching staff of the Olympic baseball teams (1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia.)
In addition, he has spoken at hundreds of baseball clinics and camps all over the United States and took his Mississippi State team to play in both Germany and the Netherlands. 
Polk wrote “The Book” on coaching baseball for players and coaches and as the author and publisher of The Baseball Playbook. It has been the leading teaching textbook used in over 450 college and university baseball coaching classes with a little over 125,000 books sold.
Coach Polk continues to coach college baseball players each summer in the Cape Cod League and also serves as the Special Assistant to the Athletic Director at Mississippi State.

Pax Mogenson
FNBB President & Chief Executive Officer

Pax Mogenson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bankers Bank (FNBB) where he oversees the management of the company’s operations, lending and business development.

Mogenson began his banking career at Sunburst Bank and later joined Trustmark National Bank. In his previous role at FNBB he worked in the Ridgeland, Mississippi office as the Correspondent Lending Officer before being named Regional President. In June, 2020 he was named President of FNBB and added the title of Chief Executive Officer in April, 2021.

Mogenson is a member of the Board of Directors for FNBB. He serves as a Board Member of Aptys Solutions and Community Financial Insurance Corporation. He is a member of the American Bankers Association Correspondent Bank Working Group Committee and the American Bankers Association Climate Task Force Committee.

Mogenson is a graduate of Delta State University and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He is a former president of the Mississippi Young Bankers.

Kirsten Sutton

Kirsten Sutton has been named executive vice president of congressional relations and legislative affairs for the American Bankers Association, the voice of the nation’s $23.7 trillion banking industry and its more than two million employees. Sutton will succeed James Ballentine, who recently announced his retirement after a distinguished 22-year career at the association. She will begin her new responsibilities on May 9.  

Since joining ABA in 2020, Sutton has served as executive director of ABA’s Card Policy Council, where she has led ABA’s advocacy efforts on card and payments issues. In her new role, Sutton will oversee the association’s bipartisan team responsible for engaging lawmakers and their staff on policy and legislative issues affecting America’s banks and the communities they serve.  

“We are thrilled to have Kirsten lead ABA’s congressional team at such a pivotal time for the banking industry,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Kirsten has an incredible passion for advocacy and a deep appreciation for the essential role banks of all sizes play in supporting local communities and the broader economy. Her significant experience on the Hill, at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and within ABA make her ideally suited for this critically important position.” 

“Kirsten’s strong leadership of ABA’s Card Policy Council has demonstrated her highly effective advocacy with different stakeholders across a range of complex policy issues,” said ABA Chief Policy Officer Naomi Camper. “We look forward to Kirsten putting her formidable skills to work and launching a new chapter for ABA on Capitol Hill, building off the strong foundation already in place.” 

Before joining ABA, Sutton served as the chief of staff for former CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger. At the CFPB, Sutton advised Director Kraninger on policy and strategic priorities within the Bureau, initiated and facilitated cross-agency coordination with other regulatory agencies, and represented the Director in interactions with lawmakers and congressional committees, among other responsibilities. She also served as chief of staff for Acting Director Mick Mulvaney in 2018. Prior to her time at the CFPB, Sutton spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill, serving most recently as majority staff director of the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling.  

A native of San Antonio, Sutton holds a B.A. in communications from Wheaton College.

Click here for the Official Vendor Registration Form. 

Click here for the MYB Convention Sponsorship Form. 


If you have questions, please contact Amy Davis,