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JACKSON, MISS. – Southern Bancorp Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution, today announced a new addition to its growing leadership team in Mississippi. Anthony Webb has been named Jackson Metro City President, a market that makes up one of the state’s most populous regions.

“We are so excited that Anthony is now part the Southern Bancorp team,” said Joseph Ricotta, Southern Bancorp’s Central Region Division President. “His extensive banking experience and mission-focused mentality will be invaluable as we grow and expand our reach in the state, and help more Mississippi residents find a path to economic opportunity and financial freedom.”

Webb brings 26 years of industry experience to Southern Bancorp, most recently serving as Senior Vice President at Community Bank of Mississippi. Prior to that, he worked for Wells Fargo as Vice President and Senior Business Relationship Manager.

In his new role with Southern Bancorp, Webb will oversee the bank’s management and lending operations within the Hinds and Rankin County region, as well as business development and portfolio management.

He is a long-time and active member of this community, an attribute that dates back to his time at Jackson State University where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration and is now an Advisory Member for the College of Business. He also serves on the Boards of Directors for the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, the Greater Jackson Arts Council, and the area Rotary Club.

Webb also studied at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, as well as the American Institute of Banking.

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, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, and Premier Bank of Arkansas – has grown into a $2.5 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 and