Michael Carlson has joined Trustmark Corp. as executive vice president and chief risk officer of Trustmark National Bank, where he will be responsible for Trustmark’s compliance and risk functions.
“Managing risk in the financial industry requires a seasoned executive with an in depth understanding of the complexities involved and strategies to engage to navigate enterprise risk. Mike brings with him an abundance of knowledge and experience from his extensive background that makes him the right choice to lead our risk group,” said Duane Dewey, CEO of Trustmark.
Carlson has more than 30 years of experience, with his most recent role being executive vice president and deputy general counsel for another large financial institution. Prior to that he served as partner with a law firm, representing a variety of holding companies, commercial banks, federal savings banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, trust companies and credit unions.
Carlson received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Trustmark has 180 locations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.