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Southern Bancorp’s Von Kanel promoted to regional president

Southern Bancorp announced the promotion of Wendy Von Kanel to regional president, a leadership position in which she will help manage operations in Phillips and Mississippi County, Arkansas as well as DeSoto County, Mississippi. Von Kanel previously served as Market President for Phillips County. “I want to congratulate Wendy on her well-deserved promotion,” said Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams. ...

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Ginocchio named director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Southern Bancorp announced the hiring of Janie Ginocchio as the new Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Ginocchio will advocate for public policies in Arkansas, Mississippi, and at the federal level that create economic opportunity in underserved communities and empower individuals to save, reduce debt, and increase their net worth. She will also lead research and publication initiatives around these ...

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Johnson new policy director

Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) financial development and lending partner of Southern Bancorp, has hired Jennifer Johnson as its new Director of Public Policy. Johnson will lead Southern’s efforts to create economic opportunities in underserved communities by advocating for public policies that encourage low-income families to build net worth and develop strong financial foundations. A Mississippi native and practicing ...

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Southern Bancorp president/CEO to retire

Source: press release ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — The Board of Directors of Southern Bancorp Inc., (SBI) and Phil Baldwin, president and CEO, announced yesterday that Baldwin intends to retire from the organization after a transition to new management. Southern Bancorp has more than 18 locations in Mississippi. Walter Smiley, Chairman of the SBI Board of Directors, will serve as Chairman and ...

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Greenlee, Erickson named presidents

Vernon Greenlee has joined Southern Bancorp as market president for Greenville, Leland and Ruleville. And Joey Erickson has been promoted to market president for seven Southern Bancorp branches in northwestern Mississippi.     Greenlee joins Southern from Bostick Brothers Inc. of Benoit where he served more than 15 years as president and was responsible for operations and management of a ...

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