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CANTON, MISS. – Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP), a 501(c)(3) loan fund and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), today announced Tina Moore as its new Community Inclusion Lender. SBCP is the nonprofit arm of Southern Bancorp, Inc., one of the oldest and largest CDFIs in the country.

“Tina is a shining example of what is possible through hard work, sacrifice, and commitment,” said Ralph Brown, SBCP’s Chief Lending Officer. “Her firsthand understanding of our company’s mission of providing access to capital and financial resources to those who need it most, coupled with her passion for economic empowerment and desire for making a difference in the community and in the lives of others is inspiring.”

A Canton, Miss. native, Moore brings more than a decade of banking experience to the Community Inclusion Lender position, most recently as a Teller for Southern Bancorp Bank at its Madison, Miss. branch, where she worked closely with the local leadership team on various credit requests, loan documents, and loan processing. Prior to joining the Southern mission in 2021, Moore worked at Trustmark Bank in Canton as a Teller Supervisor.

In her new role at SBCP, Moore will be responsible for increasing awareness to the institution’s loan products and financial development services throughout its target markets, which includes low- and moderate-income borrowers as well as communities with less access to financial resources. She will also assist with program recruiting and facilitating financial education courses and trainings.

“Tina’s experience and her already understanding Southern’s culture and processes made her our ideal candidate for this role,” Brown said. “I couldn’t be more excited to have Tina as a valued member of my team and to witness her continued growth in her career at Southern.”

Moore will operate primarily out of Southern Bancorp’s new branch in Canton, where she will serve that location and the surrounding areas.

About Southern Bancorp
Founded in 1986 by some of the nation’s leading political, business, and philanthropic leaders with an initial investment of $10 million, Southern Bancorp, Inc., along with its development partners – Southern Bancorp Bank and Southern Bancorp Community Partners – has grown into a $2.3 billion asset organization with 54 locations serving 65,000 customers across two states. Southern Bancorp has a unique array of financial products and services designed to help individuals at all stages of life’s financial journey – from teaching kids how to save to helping entrepreneurs and families realize the American Dream. Southern Bancorp is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, certified B-Corp, and proud member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Learn more at www.BankSouthern.com and www.SouthernPartners.org.