Josh Brandt

Trust Operations Officer

PHONE (870) 523-7602

Josh was born in Little Rock, AR and graduated from Newport High School in 2002. After high school, Josh attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management in 2007.

Josh has been with Merchants and Planters Bank since August 2011. He began working as a teller and later obtained experience in our Operations Department before finding his calling in our Trust Department in 2013.

Josh and his wife Misty reside in Newport with their two sons. In his spare time, Josh enjoys hunting and catching big bass.

"Coming to work for M&P has turned out to be an excellent decision and has given me a new extended family. The best part of my job is being able to work under management and directors who genuinely care for their community."

*M&P Community Bancshares, Inc. currently has assets exceeding $200 million and is the holding company for Merchants and Planters Bank and Merchants and Planters Insurance and Investment Services. Merchants and Planters Bank has offices serving the communities of Batesville, Southside, Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton, Newark, McCrory, and Des Arc.