Sonya Ashley

Hancock Whitney Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager

Sonya Ashley has been employed with Hancock Whitney since 1993. During her time with the Bank, she has worked in various capacities from Credit Administration to Lending. In her current capacity, she serves as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager for the Corporate Group in Gulfport.

Sonya received her Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College in 1993, and her Master of Business Administration from William Carey College in 2010. She has attended the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi, the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, and she is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast.

Sonya has volunteered for several organizations, has been a Board member of CASA Harrison County and Secretary for Kiwanis Club Gulfport. She is currently the Treasurer for Lighthouse Business Professional Women, Gone Fishing Ministries, Inc. Co-Chair, Gulf Coast Sunday School and B.T.U. Congress Pageant Director, and EXPLORE the B.E.S.T. You Girls’ STEM Camp Organizer. Sonya attends the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, Pass Christian where she serves as Youth Ministry Co Chair, Scholarship Ministry Treasurer, Budget Committee and Praise Dance Ministry Leader.

Sonya has a heart for service, and she is passionate about working with youth, and giving back to her community as she knows that she stands on the shoulders of so many.