Cougle added to Cadence Bank’s advisory board

Last week Cadence Bank announced that Jennifer Cougle has joined the bank’s local advisory board for Starkville.
Briana Rucker
Special for Starkville Daily News

Last week Cadence Bank announced that Jennifer Cougle has joined the bank’s local advisory board for Starkville.
“I am honored to serve for an organization that has a rich history of supporting Starkville and our local projects," Cougle said. "Cadence Bank has a full team that is always willing to help from the most menial task to complicated business maneuverings. I am thrilled to join the outstanding members of our community who currently serve on the advisory board.”
Cougle is joining current advisory board members: Jeff Adkerson, Nelle Cohen, Dr. Wesley Ferguson, Jack Forbus, Dr. John Forde, William Hilbun, Pat Lane, Dr. Andrew Martin, Markeeta Outlaw, Dr. Mimmo Parisi, Dr. Allison Pearson, Jeff Read, Dr. Roy Ruby, Dr. David Shaw and Sallie Whiteside.

“Cadence Bank Advisory Board members bring different levels of talent and expertise to our team that helps guide our commitment of reinvesting in local economy and to foster meaningful business relationships with those we serve,” said Jimmy Abraham, vice chairman of client & business relations.

The bank’s advisory board is led by Abraham and Jerry Toney, Mississippi bank president and senior financial consultant.

According to Toney, Cougle’s professional experience and involvement in the community will be an asset to the board. 

"Jennifer is a successful business owner and young professional who brings a unique perspective to our board," Toney said. "This will be invaluable as we develop fresh ideas that can benefit our clients and help Cadence continue to support the health and growth of the Golden Triangle."

Cougle currently serves as the lead pharmacist at BJ’s Family Pharmacy in Starkville, which she co-owns with her husband, BJ. She is certified in Medication Therapy Management and Immunizations and is a member of Mississippi Independent Pharmacy Association.
Prior to owning her own pharmacy, Cougle served as the pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Vestavia Hills, Ala., and worked 10 years as a pharmacist at Mississippi State University’s Student Health Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi.

Cougle currently serves as president of Starkville Academy Patron’s Association and teaches Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Starkville, which she attends with her husband, BJ, and their two daughters, Alex and Mary Kenway.

“Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Advisory Board and will provide valuable insight into our planning process. She understands the local business climate and will be our eyes and ears in the community to help us better serve our clients and meet their needs. Jennifer is a great addition to our team,” Abraham said.