1998 Regular Session
By: Representatives Guice, Bowles, Chaney, Evans, Peranich, Perkins, Rogers, Rotenberry, Scott (17th), Simmons (100th), Young
House Concurrent Resolution 119
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING HELEN NAPIER FOR HER MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND CONSUMER FINANCE.
WHEREAS, Helen Brock Napier, the Administrative Supervising Examiner for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, was born and reared in Drew, Mississippi, and she received her education from the Drew Public Schools, Delta State University and the University of Southern Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, after completing her education, Mrs. Napier was first employed at First National Bank in Hattiesburg for five years, then she moved to Jackson to help set up the Mississippi Methodist Advocate, and later she worked at First National Bank of Jackson (now Trustmark) for 12 years; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Napier began her career in public service with the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, where she has worked diligently and served with distinction for more than 35 years under 13 banking commissioners, supervising the nonbanking division of the department as well as handling department personnel matters; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Napier has held every official position in the National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators, an association of regulators of the finance industry, including serving as president and as a member of the board, and she continues to be active on several committees of the association; and
WHEREAS, always trying to promote and improve professionalism in consumer finance industry regulation, Mrs. Napier was instrumental in starting the school for consumer loan examiners that was organized in 1988 and held in Washington, D.C., and she has worked tirelessly to ensure the school's reputation and continued success, which has led to better relationships among examiners across the nation during the ten years of the school's existence; and
WHEREAS, in her banking career, Mrs. Napier was president of the Industrial Editors' Association of Mississippi and served on that board for ten years; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Napier has also been involved in the community over the years, including being active in her church, Broadmeadow United Methodist Church in Jackson, and serving on the church's official board of directors for more than ten years; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Napier is the widow of Horace Napier, and they have a son, Steve, and a granddaughter, Kate, who reside in Atlanta, Georgia; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Napier will be closing her long and distinguished career in public service in May 1998 when she retires from the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to recognize and commend those persons who have provided dedicated and exemplary service to the State of Mississippi and its people:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we commend Helen Brock Napier for her many years of outstanding public service and her many contributions to the State of Mississippi, and we extend our best wishes to her upon her retirement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be provided to Mrs. Napier and to the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.