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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Employee Spotlight – Kristin Ross

Kristin Ross, Commercial Loan Closing Coordinator| SouthStar Bank Round Rock Kristin Ross joined SouthStar Bank as a Commercial Loan Closing Coordinator in the beginning of 2020. She offices out of our Sendero Springs Branch which is located in Round Rock. Kristin has worked in banking for a little under two years and enjoys that she is always learning something new from the industry. A career highlight for Kristin, were the efforts put in by her team to help small businesses and independent contractors get their PPP loans. When she is not at work, Kristin loves to volunteer with Texas Sled Dog Rescue, where she has adopted her two dogs from. One of her favorite moments from volunteering was being able to foster a twice returned dog until he found his forever home with her best friends. Kristin has many hobbies including hiking, sailing, water sports, woodworking, and cooking. Something that most people don’t know about Kristin is that she has lived in 7 different states, attended 8 different schools, and has moved a total of 15 time. Her idea of a dream vacation would be an around the world cruise. NMLS# 1965650

SouthStar Bank 100th Anniversary Book Drive

Help us reach our goal of 100 books for 100 years. Over the past 100 years SouthStar Bank has built a tradition of community service, supporting past generations and the generations to come. In honor of our 100th Anniversary, we are continuing the tradition by hosting a bank-wide book drive. Every branch has partnered with one to two schools to help add some new books to their libraries this fall. Please consider helping us reach our goal of 100 Books for 100 Years. Our book drive is running now through September 8. New and gently used books for local students will be accepted at all SouthStar Bank Branches. Bins will be placed outside each location to adhere with social distancing guidelines. If you would like to donate virtually, click on one of the participating schools below to view their Amazon Wishlist: Bremond Elementary School– Bremond Calvert Elementary School– Calvert Chandler Oaks Elementary School– Round Rock East Avenue Primary School– Gonzales Hearne Elementary School– Hearne Lake Pointe Elementary School– Austin McCasland Christian Academy– Georgetown Moulton Elementary School– Moulton Mumford Elementary School– Mumford Norman-Sims Elementary School– Austin Pleasant Hill Elementary School– Leander Richard E. Cavazos Elementary School– Nolanville Roland Reynolds Elementary School– Franklin Rooster Springs Elementary School– Austin Shiner Elementary School– Shiner St. Ludmila Elementary School– Shiner Steiner Ranch Elementary School– Austin Sycamore Springs Elementary School– Austin Wild Peach Elementary School– Brazoria

Employee Spotlight – Kimberly Moore

Kimberly Moore, Vice President and BSA & OFAC Officer| SouthStar Bank Shiner Kim Moore started her career with SouthStar Bank 18 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Kim is SouthStar Bank’s BSA & OFAC Officer as well as a Vice President. As a BSA officer, Kim makes sure that operations throughout the bank comply with the Bank Secrecy Act and on a daily basis watches over cash transactions to make sure nothing is out of the ordinary. She offices in the Shiner Branch. Achieving satisfactory scores on all exams and audits since becoming the BSA officer is one of her biggest career achievements. Kim loves working in the banking industry because of her awesome co-workers and customers. Kim is very involved in her community outside of work. She volunteers with the Shiner ISD PTO, Shiner Jr. Livestock Show, Halfmoon 4-H, the Ladies Auxiliary for the Shiner VFD, Shiner Little League, and the Shiner Youth Soccer Association. One of Kim’s most cherished moments from volunteering was helping the community of Woodsboro, TX clean up after Hurricane Harvey. Getting to see the amount of people willing to help friends, family, and complete strangers was extremely humbling. In her free time, Kim loves to spend time with her family, go to the beach, and travel. Her idea of a dream vacation is to spend a week on a secluded island living on island time, with no connection to others and a drink in hand.

Employee Spotlight – Kendra Thurman

Kendra Thurman, Mortgage Processor| SouthStar Bank Calvert Kendra Thurman joined the SouthStar Bank team last year as a Mortgage Processor. She is based at the SouthStar Bank Calvert location. Kendra began without previous experience in the banking industry but has quickly excelled in her role. She attributes this in part to the friendly and helpful people she has met while with SouthStar Bank, and truly enjoys working in the industry. Outside of work, Kendra loves to help people in any way she can. She currently volunteers with the Humane Society and the Agri Women’s Association. The most rewarding moment of volunteering for Kendra is seeing people’s faces light up when they receive the help they need. Kendra’s free time is spent with her two young daughters who are ages four and two. When her daughters aren’t keeping her too busy, she enjoys putting her event planning skills to use – from simple birthdays to extravagant weddings. Something that most people don’t know about Kendra is that she is a minister and can perform baptisms and weddings. Kendra’s idea of a dream vacation would be sipping a drink on the white sand beach of Bora Bora.

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