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Wendy Von Kanel Promoted to Market President for Southern Bancorp (Movers & Shakers)

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Wendy Von Kanel, of Marvell, has been promoted to market president of Southern Bancorp in Phillips County. In her new position, she will lead all operations in Phillips County, including branches in Helena-West Helena, Marvell, Barton and Elaine.

“I am honored to lead Southern Bancorp’s efforts to build wealth and economic opportunity in Phillips County,” Von Kanel said. “Our long-standing commitment to this community will only grow as we seek to help individuals get on the path to opportunity, and I’m proud to play a new role in spearheading that effort.”

Von Kanel attended Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. She joined Southern Bancorp 20 years ago as a mortgage processor and was most recently the senior vice president of commercial lending, a position she had held since 2012.

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