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Great Southern Bank announces promotions

Great Southern Bank announces the promotions of Shawntal Stamper to Vice-President & Marketing officer and Anthony D. Thomas to Assistant Vice-President.

Stamper, a native of Decatur, graduated from Newton County High School and earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from East Central Community College, Decatur MS. She also plans to attend The Mississippi School of Banking, Oxford, MS next year. Stamper began her financial career with Great Southern Bank in 1996 and was promoted to Decatur Branch Officer in 2011 before moving to Meridian’s Main Office in 2014 as Assistant Vice-President and Marketing Officer. In addition to Loan and Marketing Officer, Stamper’s 22 years of banking experience allow her to serve as System Training Coordinator as well as Meridian Personnel and Security Coordinator.
She and her husband, Craig, along with their sons Eli and Zachary, are active members of Clarke Venable Baptist Church where she serves with Women’s Ministry and as a Sunday school teacher in the youth department.

A native of Meridian, Thomas is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School, East Mississippi Community College, and Mississippi State University, Starkville, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Risk Management, Financial Planning and Insurance. While attending Mississippi State, he received honors in Sigma Alpha Lambda and was a member of the Dean’s List. Thomas joined Great Southern Bank in April of 2014 as a teller and continued to work through an officer training program until his promotion to Loan Officer in July, 2015. After serving as a loan officer in Quitman for three years, he returned to the Meridian Main Office where he continues to service the credit needs of our customers. Thomas serves as a member of the Young Professionals of Meridian and the Optimist Club. He is also a recent graduate of the Leadership Lauderdale program. Thomas is a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.


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