Arkadelphia, Ark. —

Phil Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Bancorp, Inc., announced that Dominik Mjartan has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Communications.

Mjartan will be responsible for defining and communicating Southern’s corporate social responsibility efforts, including its public strategy of economic and social development.  Mjartan’s duties will also include managing Southern’s public policy initiatives, external relations, marketing and corporate communications.

Mjartan joined Southern in 2006 as Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor’s degree in business management and earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Ulster in the United Kingdom, graduating at the top of his class.