Amanda Aaron has been promoted to the role of SBA Credit Officer at SouthStar Bank. She has 19 years of experience in the banking and finance industry as well as over 10 years of experience handling all facets of SBA Lending. Amanda specializes in small business lending and commercial real estate lending but has worked in a variety of other banking roles. She has experience in loan production, financing owner-occupied and investment real estate, servicing, and underwriting commercial credits. In her new position, Amanda will be responsible for originating and underwriting SBA loans, partnering with Loan Officers to assist with their SBA loans, and providing ongoing educational opportunities for both the staff and our community. She is most excited about growing and expanding the knowledge of what SBA lending can do for customers to all branches and markets SouthStar Bank serves, as well as being able to ensure the SBA program is strong and continues to be effective. Amanda is not only impressive in her work life, but she is also involved with several professional organizations, including a local SBA organization where she serves as the Vice President, CTAGGL, and is a member of CREW Austin. In her free time, Amanda enjoys watching all types of sporting events, coaching her daughter’s softball team, and spending time with family and friends.
Notoria Adkins, Loan Processor | SouthStar Bank Calvert Notoria “Torie” Adkins is a Loan Processor at the SouthStar Bank Calvert Branch. She has been with the SouthStar Bank team for a year and a half. A long-time citizen of Robertson County, Torie enjoys being able to make numbers work so that others can achieve their dream of home ownership. One of Torie’s biggest professional accomplishments is coming into the banking and finance industry without prior experience and quickly acquiring the knowledge needed to perform multiple duties excellently. In her community, Torie enjoys being active in her local church, South New Hope Baptist Church, where she serves as a Youth Director. When she is not working, Torie loves to spend time with her two daughters working on arts and crafts, shopping, taking road trips, and having family movie nights. One venturous item on her bucket list is to one day take a trip to Israel.