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Southern Bank Proud to Serve Community

(MARCH 12, 2018 – Poplar Bluff, MO) Southern Bank has proudly served the needs of America’s Heartland for over 130 years, making it one of the oldest financial institutions headquartered in the region. The bank takes pride in partnering with residents and communities to serve not only their banking needs, but to build stronger families and businesses. Southern Bank is poised to do the same in Jackson and the surrounding region.

“The banking business is a people business, and at Southern Bank, we strive to put service to our communities first,” said Justin Keen, Commercial Loan Officer. “There is a value in seeing a familiar face, and we understand the desire to put your hard earned money into the hands of those you know and trust.”

Justin Keen will lead the team at the Jackson branch. Keen has served Jackson residents at the bank for 5 years, and continues in his role as Commercial Loan Officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College in 2002. He has more than 15 years of experience in lending.

Southern Bank is pleased to announce that Trenna Bradshaw has recently been named Banking Service Manager at Southern Bank in Jackson. She has over 20 years of experience in banking and has worked at the Jackson branch for over 15 years. Bradshaw served as a Customer Service Representative with Capaha Bank and transitioned to Assistant Banking Service Manager during the merger with Southern. Trenna brings a vast knowledge of the area and its customers to her new role.

Ryan McClard has been named a Senior Loan Officer for Southern Bank in Jackson. In his new role McClard will focus on mortgage lending at the Jackson branch. Ryan served as Mortgage Lending Manager with Capaha and most recently served as Mortgage Lending Administrator. Ryan has over 21 years of experience in lending and is looking forward to working one on one with current and new customers.

About Southern Bank

Southern Bank has served the financial needs of America's Heartland for over 130 years, making it one of the oldest financial institutions headquartered in the region. Southern Bank offers dynamic and competitive products to individuals and businesses with a full range of financial products and services. An intense focus is placed on core values of being strongly rooted within the communities it serves, but Southern Bank also offers the innovative technology and ease of accessibility consumers seek from larger banks. Southern Bank is now a $2.1 billion financial institution, with 47 locations in Southern Missouri, Northern Arkansas and Southern Illinois. For more information, visit