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Brett Dorton

Brett Dorton, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategies Officer
Mr. Dorton, the Company’s Chief Strategies Officer, joined our Company in November 2018, through the Gideon Acquisition. Mr. Dorton had served as President and Director at First Commercial Bank, Gideon’s bank subsidiary. Mr. Dorton was employed by First Commercial Bank for 18 years, including five years as President. Mr. Dorton is responsible for oversight of the Company’s entry into wealth management and commercial and consumer insurance brokerage, will serve a key role in future merger and acquisition activity, and is assisting in continued management of the acquired First Commercial Bank lending portfolio and its transition to appropriate lending officers in various Southern Bank markets. Mr. Dorton has over 25 years of experience in bank management, lending, fixed income portfolio management, and wealth management advisory services. Prior to his employment by First Commercial Bank, he was a loan officer with First Midwest Bank of Dexter. Mr. Dorton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.