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Employee Spotlight- Kristen Hendry

Kristen Hendry, TMLP Clerk | SouthStar Bank Calvert Kristen Hendry has been a member of the SouthStar Bank team for about a year as a TMLP clerk in Calvert. In her role, Kristen is responsible for communicating with the other mortgage companies. She enjoys getting to know the people on the other end of the line and learning about the differences in economies. Her friendliness and professionalism have allowed Kristen to build lasting professional relationships that she is proud of. Although Kristen is new to the industry, she is proud of the professional growth and confidence that she has gained over the year. She constantly strives to learn something new and continue to grow in the TMLP department. Outside of work, Kristen spends her time with her husband and their daughter, Hailyn. They enjoy fishing, playing outside, reading, painting, cooking, and taking care of the family chickens. A personal goal of Kristen’s is to one day plant and successfully grow her own garden to enjoy.

Employee Spotlight- Kimberly Watson

Kimberly Watson, Senior Vice President/Branch Executive | SouthStar Bank Southwest Austin Kimberly Watson currently serves as Senior Vice President of Lending and Branch Executive at the SouthStar Bank Southwest Austin Branch, specializing in portfolio mortgage loans, lot loans, and construction lending. She’s worked for the bank for 9 years in various roles.  Her ability to build long-term relationships with her customers has led her to over 20 years of success in the banking industry. Helping clients put together a financial plan to build, buy or refinance their home is Kim’s favorite part of her lending job. She loves being the guide in her customer’s journey to the home of their dreams. Kim enjoys being involved in the Dripping Springs community as an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. In May of 2022, Kim completed the Leadership Dripping Springs program which gives participants a deeper knowledge and understanding of community challenges and opportunities. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending her free time at home with her husband, daughter, and extended family. They also enjoy fishing, boating, and hot rodding with friends. One item on Kim’s bucket list is to enjoy a chartered trip on a yacht like her favorite tv show, Below Deck. Kimberly Watson, NMLS# 794827

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