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Robert Tatum

Principal, VH

Rob is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University of Mississippi where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with an emphasis in Managerial Finance and Investment Analysis.  After graduating from Ole Miss, he worked for two years at Trustmark National Bank as a Senior Credit Analyst.  From there, Rob attended the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University where he received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Finance and Management, graduating as a Beta Gamma Sigma member.

In addition to his work in real estate development, Rob has previously occupied a seat on the Board of Directors for his family businesses, which included Tatum Development Company (The Merchants Company) and Mississippi Tank Company prior to an exit in late 2021/early 2022.  Rob also sits on Trustmark National Bank’s Advisory Board in Hattiesburg.  Rob has served as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, served as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Area Development Partnership (ADP), has previously sat on the board of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, and was a founding member of the Midtown Merchants Association.

Rob is a 2011 graduate of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership.  He is also a member of the Southern 7 Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).  In October of 2018, Rob was inducted into the first ever class of the Hattiesburg High School Hall of Fame. In the same year, he was awarded the 2018 Hub Award and named “Person of the Year” by HubCitySPOKES. Rob and his wife Shay have been married for eighteen years. They have three daughters, Addison, Rhodes, and Ann Frances and one son, Luke. Rob and his family reside in Ridgeland, MS.