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Southern Bancorp Names Miguel Lopez Market Strategy Executive, Hispanic/Latino Market (Super Mover)

Lopez previously was senior vice president, chief communications outreach officer at Encore Bank of Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance

Miguel Lopez to Lead Hispanic and Latino Outreach at Southern Bancorp

Lopez will lead the strategy and outreach behind Southern Bancorp's expansion of services for Hispanic and Latino customers and prospective customers. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Tourism

Southern Bancorp Hires Charles Blake as Little Rock Market Executive (Movers & Shakers)

In this new role, Blake will plan, direct and implement business development and community outreach initiatives in and around Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Legal / Tourism

2 Promoted at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (Movers & Shakers)

Megan McClain has been with the cooperatives in 2020, and Justin Simpson has been with the cooperatives since 2011. read more >
Banking & Finance / Technology

Southern Bancorp Using Fintech to Help the Poor

Using behavioral economics, Southern Bancorp is studying how it could help grow the bank’s geographic footprint without opening more brick-and-mortar locations. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Jeremy Davis to Lead Mortgage Business Expansion at Southern Bancorp

Davis brings more than 20 years of experience to the role in both the mortgage industry and as an advocate for advancing financial equity in under-resourced communities. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance

Southern Bancorp Completes Conversion of Premier Bank of Arkansas

Branches in Jonesboro, West Memphis and Marion now operate as Southern Bancorp locations. read more >
Gary Edwards
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal / Nonprofits

Encore Bank Hires New Executive VP and Chief Audit Officer (Movers & Shakers)

Gary Edwards has worked for 21 years as an accountant serving financial institutions. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance / Investments

Southern Bancorp Gets $45M Federal Tax Credit Allocation

The New Markets Tax Credit program allows businesses to make equity investments in severely distressed rural and urban communities. read more >
Bill Oliva
Banking & Finance

First Community Bank’s Bill Oliva Receives Bill Holmes Leadership Award (Movers & Shakers)

Arkansas Bankers Association recognized Oliva, who is vice president of commercial lending and diversity outreach at First Community Bank. read more >
LaTricia Hill-Chandler
Banking & Finance

Southern Bancorp Hires Chief DEI Officer (Movers & Shakers)

LaTricia Hill-Chandler previously served as Arvest Bank's first diversity, equity and inclusion officer. read more >
Randy Dennis, President of DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments

Banks Are Set For Steady Rise In Interest RateLock Icon

Predicting mortgage dip due to high interest rates, Arkansas bankers say their job is "managing the spread." read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., talks about urban branching and more at Little Rock’s 12th Street Station.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Public Companies / Real Estate / Small Business

Southern Bancorp Poised to Double Capital, Expand Financial ReachLock Icon

It took more than a decade for Southern Bancorp Bank to double its tally of total assets from $1 billion to $2 billion. The top executive of the bank’s parent company expects the journey to $4 billion will be much shorter. read more >
Anthony Young • President of Southern Bancorp Community Partners of Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Southern Bancorp’s Anthony Young Seeks Community Opportunities

Anthony Young, president of Southern Bancorp Community Partners, savors his work in mission-focused financial services. read more >
Lisa Brown, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.’s chief compliance officer, has added president and partner to her title.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Brown Promoted at Greenwood Gearhart (Movers & Shakers)

Greenwood Gearhart Inc. of Fayetteville, a wealth management and investment firm, has named Lisa A. Brown to president and partner, overseeing operations, service offerings and client experience initiatives. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Southern Bancorp to Buy Premier Bank of Arkansas

The deal includes $200 million in assets and three branches in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics

Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams Appointed to National Advisory Board

Williams says he wants to ensure that the bank's customers' stories and perspectives are heard by policymakers. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Correction: $1.25M in Loans to be Available for Minority-Owned Businesses

Wells Fargo awards $1.25 million in grants to Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville and Southern Bancorp of Little Rock. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance / Investments

Square Inc. Invests in Southern Bancorp

Digital payments company Square Inc. of San Francisco makes an equity investment in Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance

Darrin Williams Named to St. Louis Fed’s Board

Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. in Little Rock, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. read more >