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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Congratulations Kimberly Watson! New Branch Executive

Congratulations to Kimberly Watson on her promotion to Branch Executive! Kimberly Watson was promoted to Branch Executive at our Southwest Austin Branch. She joined SouthStar Bank in 2013 with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Throughout her time with SouthStar Bank, Kimberly has played an instrumental role in expanding SouthStar Bank’s mortgage department. Kimberly specializes in portfolio loans, real estate, and construction financing. She also handles refinance and traditional mortgage lending. Kimberly prides herself on her ability to build long-term relationships with her customers. “I love helping borrowers buy their 1st home and then later helping them build their dream home,” she says. She is able to provide comfort with her expertise and personable skills ,which allows her to guide customers through every step of the loan process. Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, Van, and their daughter Raece. NMLS # 794827

Welcome Sonia Keller

Sonia Keller, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Shiner The SouthStar Bank team is growing with the addition of Sonia Keller at our Shiner branch. Sonia joins the team as a Personal Banker and is excited to bring her knowledge of banking and excellent customer service to her new customers. Outside of work, Sonia loves to spend quality time with her family and their dog, Avalanche. When she does get to travel, Sonia enjoys going to Harlingen, where all of her family resides. A unique fact about Sonia is that she is a great singer. She has even performed the National Anthem for many different events. Welcome Sonia!

Employee Spotlight- Nolan Johnson

Nolan Johnson, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Leander A member of the SouthStar Bank team, Nolan Johnson works at the Leander Branch as a Personal Banker. He recently joined the Leander team after two years at our Harker Heights location. Nolan’s two favorite things about the banking industry are getting to build long-lasting relationships with his customers and using his problem-solving skills. “I love working together with someone to help them reach their financial goals. Being able to send my customers away with a smile and a feeling of being helped is a great feeling,” says Johnson Nolan loves supporting his community. He is currently a member of the City of Nolanville Planning & Zoning Committee, the Nolanville Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Harker Heights Rotary Club.  Outside of the bank, Nolan enjoys fishing, playing music, and spending time with his two kids. A secret most people don’t know about Nolan is that throughout high school and college, he played guitar and sang in a rock band that toured in the sunbelt states.

Welcome Lauren Oglesby

Lauren Oglesby, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Franklin Lauren Oglesby joins SouthStar Bank as a Personal Banker at our Franklin location. She is eager to bring her positive outlook and superb customer service skills to her customers. Outside of the bank, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants. Her favorite place that she has traveled to is the Cayman Islands due to the fun environment and the clear blue water. Welcome Lauren!

Welcome Deanna Ellison

Deanna Ellison, Loan Operations Processor | SouthStar Bank Calvert Deanna Ellison joins SouthStar Bank as a Loan Operations Processor at the Calvert branch. A Sam Houston State Alum, Deanna is excited to bring her positive attitude and dedication to the lending team. Outside of work, Deanna enjoys spending time with her family and gardening. A skill of Deanna’s that most people don’t know about is that she can play the guitar. Welcome Deanna!

Welcome Christina Fouts

Christina Fouts, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Bee Cave After working for over a year in the banking industry, Christina Fouts is joining the SouthStar Bank team as a Personal Banker. She is located at the Bee Cave Branch and is looking forward to bringing her experience in community banking to her new role. Christina likes to split her free time between the indoors & outdoors. She enjoys hiking and participating in her book club. A travel enthusiast one of her favorite places to travel to is China. Welcome Christina!

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