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Hernando, Miss. – Southern Bancorp today announced the promotion of Carrah Grandi to Assistant Vice President. Grandi focuses on consumer lending in the DeSoto County market, and has been with Southern Bancorp since 2010.

“Carrah is a true asset to both our organization and the DeSoto County community,” said Jeremy Hurst, Southern Bancorp’s Hernando City President. “Her strong relationships throughout Hernando and the surrounding region are what makes her an outstanding lender and advocate for our area’s growth.”

With a banking career that spans nearly 25 years, Grandi has held several positions with Southern Bancorp, a Community Development Financial Institution, including serving as a personal banker and branch manager. A Memphis native, she attended the University of Tennessee and has called Hernando home since 2000. She is an active volunteer in the community, including serving as a Hernando Chamber of Commerce Ambassador since 2006.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work for a mission-driven bank like Southern Bancorp in a community that I care deeply about,” said Grandi. “I look forward to helping all my neighbors along their wealth building journey by providing personalized lending service as well as access to our numerous financial development tools. At Southern Bancorp, we are truly wealth builders for everyone.”

Visit Carrah at Southern Bancorp’s Hernando, Miss. branch located at 970 Byhalia Rd. or call (662) 429-9973.

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 and Southern Bancorp Community Partners, has grown into a $2 billion asset organization with 51 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 Financial Development Institution, certified B-Corp, and proud member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Learn more at and