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Carrah Grandi named Consumer Loan Officer.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Southern Bancorp today announced the promotion of Carrah Grandi to Consumer Loan Officer in Hernando, Mississippi. She joined the Southern Bancorp team in 2010 and previously held the position of Senior Lending Assistant.

“Carrah brings a wealth of experience to this new role as well as a commitment to helping the people of DeSoto County build wealth,” said Southern Bancorp Regional CEO Jeff Frazier. “I look forward to watching her grow as a mission-driven lender and seeing the impact she makes.”

Over her 22 year banking career, Grandi has worked in customer service, lending and served as a branch manager. She is a Memphis native and attended the University of Tennessee.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue growing my lending career at Southern and am excited to make an economic impact in my community by providing access to fair, quality loans,” said Grandi.

Grandi has resided in DeSoto County for the past 19 years and has been an ambassador for the Hernando Chamber of Commerce since 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at community events and traveling.

About Southern Bancorp

Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization; and Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America’s largest rural development banks; were founded in 1986 by a group of business, political and philanthropic leaders who were concerned about the economic decline of rural Arkansas. All three entities are U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) collectively known as “Southern.” With $1.4 billion in assets, 65,000 customers and 48 locations in Arkansas and Mississippi, Southern invests in people and businesses in rural communities; empowers them to improve their lives; and helps them transform their communities. Learn more about Southern on the web at &