Chambers named CEO of Southern States Bank

Bank leader also named to board of directors

Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers, who has been serving as president of Anniston-based Southern States Bank, has been named CEO and added to the board of directors of holding company Southern States Bancshares.

The announcement came from the holding company and its CEO Stephen Whatley.

Chambers joined Southern States in 2007 and was named president in 2019. Earlier he had worked for both Wachovia and Aliant banks.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our boards, where we will draw from his significant banking expertise and extensive knowledge of our franchise,” said Whatley. “Mark has proven an invaluable member of our leadership team over the years, and he is exceptionally well-suited to lead our bank as we continue to build strong momentum and pursue disciplined growth on behalf of our shareholders.”

The Anniston-based bank operates 15 branches in Alabama and Georgia and a loan production office in Atlanta.

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