Once again taking a break from the Superhero Community Banking series, we’re talking with Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp out of Little Rock, AR. Southern Bancorp has an amazing story in serving the underbanked, unbanked, and low-income communities in its footprint. They are also a leading CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution)of which there are over 1100 in the US to date.
That alone is worth hearing about, but recently Darrin was invited to serve on the White House Task Force for Economic Revival alongside some of the CEO’s of America’s largest banks…and he did not shy away in speaking up for the community banking industry! Many of our listeners know how well our industry did during the PPP launch and it was community banks that really led the way in getting those funds out there to our small businesses.
To read the referenced Bloomberg article on Darrin, click here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-09-21/southern-bancorp-is-bringing-equality-to-banking-with-loans-for-the-underserved
To read more about Southern Bancorp, click here: banksouthern.com/