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Blytheville, Ark. – Southern Bancorp has announced the promotion of Jennifer Williams to Senior Vice President and Regional Deposit Operations Director of the Central Region. In her new role, Williams will oversee the deposit operations for all of the branches in the region.

Williams brings to the position 33 years of experience in the banking industry. In 2009, she assumed the role of Regional Deposit Operations Manager for the Southern Bancorp branches in Mississippi County. She later held the same position for the offices in Arkansas County and Lockesburg, Ark., when Southern acquired the locations in 2021.

Williams began her new role over the Central Region on June 1.

“Jennifer is a dedicated employee and demonstrates our core values on a daily basis,” said Jeff Frazier, Central Region CEO. “Please join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved promotion.”

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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 $2.3 billion asset organization with 54 locations serving 65,000 customers across two states with 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