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March 17, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Willis Frazer, a Clarksdale banker, to the Mississippi Home Corporation Board. The mission of the MHC is to provide every Mississippian with an opportunity for safe, decent affordable housing.


“With his years of experience in the banking and finance fields, Willis is a good choice to fill this position,” Governor Barbour said. “He is well-qualified to handle the issues of this board, and I am confident he will be an asset to the other board members as well as the citizens of Mississippi.”


Frazer, a Certified Public Accountant, is chairman and chief executive officer of Covenant Bank. Previously, he was president of United Southern Bank. Frazer is past director of the Clarksdale Rotary Club, Community Theatre and Concerts, Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce, and Mississippi Delta Arts Council. Currently, he is president of the Coahoma County Industrial Foundation and a director of the Delta Council, Mississippi Bankers Association, and Mississippi School of Banking. Frazer is a member of the American Institute of CPAs as well as the Mississippi Society of CPAs.


A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Frazer has also attended the BAI Bank Management Program at Duke University. While at Ole Miss, Frazer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and served as president of the business school. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Accountancy at UM. Frazer and his wife, Jodie, have three children: Willis, Mary Randolph, and Benjamin.