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Sheri Jones named Consumer Loan Officer; Andrea Smith named Loan Administrative Assistant


LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Southern Bancorp today announced two promotions in Trumann, Ark. Sheri Jones has been promoted to Consumer Loan Officer and Andrea Smith has been promoted to Loan Administrative Assistant.

“As a values-based bank we actively seek out employees who live out our mission of being wealth builders for everyone, both inside and outside the bank’s walls,” said Paul McAnally, Trumann Market President. “Sheri and Andrea do a great job of fulfilling that mission in both their professional and personal lives, and I am excited to watch them excel in their new roles and grow as mission-driven lenders.”

Sheri Jones began her career in banking more than a decade ago. She graduated from Trumann High School in 1991 and continued her education at the Delta Vocational School in Marked Tree, receiving her Secretarial Degree in 1994. She has also obtained numerous certificates from the Kelton School in Jonesboro.

As a proud native of Trumann, Jones is very involved in the community, specifically the Trumann Athletic Booster Club. She is also a member of Healing Hands Community Church. She and her husband Adam have two sons, Austin, 21 and Taylor, 17.

Andrea Smith first joined Southern in 2016. She graduated from Trumann High School in 2001 and continued her education at Arkansas State University, receiving multiple certifications.

A lifelong resident of Trumann, Smith volunteers often in her community. She and her husband Justin have two sons, Seth, 16 and Carson, 12.


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 $1.2 billion in assets, 60,000 customers and 46 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 &