Bank Independent has promoted Kris Bell to business development officer for Madison County.
In her new role, Bell will be responsible for generating long-term, sustainable core deposit growth by serving as a brand ambassador and nurturing new and potential deposit relationships within Madison County.
“The creation of the business development officer role demonstrates our commitment to meeting deposit demand through relationship-based business development,” said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. “As business development officer, Kris will serve as an ambassador of the bank’s mission, vision and values within the communities we serve. With her talent for building strong relationships, we are confident in her ability to fulfill the responsibilities of this new position.”
Bell joined Bank Independent in October 2020, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience, specializing in commercial banking. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing strategic financial planning to businesses of all sizes.
Bell has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Yorkville University and is a recent graduate of the Alabama Banking School. She serves on the boards for Women in Defense and the Apartment Association of North Alabama and is an ambassador for the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.