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Southern Bank Welcomes Brian Englert as Community Bank President

(Chillicothe, MO – 1/22/2024) – Southern Bank is excited to announce the addition of Brian Englert as Community Bank President in Chillicothe, MO.

A graduate of ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Brian brings over 21 years of banking experience to the position, most recently serving as the Chief Credit Officer and Senior Vice President of Investors Community Bank.

“Southern Bank is delighted to have veteran Chillicothe banker Brian Englert join Southern Bank as Community Bank President,” says Southern Bank Regional President Mark Eagleton. “Brian joins Southern with extensive lending and leadership experience and will be instrumental in our continued growth in Chillicothe.”

In addition to graduating from ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Brian received a degree from the University of Central Missouri in Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology and graduated from The Wharton School Leadership Program.

Brian enjoys supporting the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hendrick Medical Center, Mainstreet Chillicothe, and the Livingston County Community Foundation. He lives in Chillicothe with his wife Melissa, and they have two children, Andrew and Myra. When he’s not at the bank, Brian is an avid road and gravel cyclist.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve as Community Bank President of Chillicothe and to be a part of the Southern Bank Family,” says Brian Englert. “I aim to continue to serve the community well while helping customers with all their financial needs. I know that we’ll accomplish great things here in Chillicothe.”

Brian joined Southern Bank on January 17th, 2024.

Southern Bank

Southern Bank has served the financial needs of America’s Heartland for over 135 years, making it one of the oldest financial institutions headquartered in Missouri. Southern Bank offers dynamic and competitive products and services. An intense focus is placed on core values of being strongly rooted within the communities it serves, while offering the innovative technology and ease of accessibility consumers seek from larger banks. Southern Bank is a $4.4 billion financial institution, with 65 locations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Kansas.

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