Darrin L. Williams
Chief Executive Officer, Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Darrin L. Williams is a banker, securities and consumer protection attorney, former legislator and passionate advocate for financial inclusion. Currently serving as the CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., Williams oversees the strategic direction and operations of each of Southern’s three CDFIs: Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America’s largest rural development banks; and Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization – collectively known as “Southern.” With $1.9 billion in assets and 52 locations, Southern operates largely in the Arkansas – Mississippi Delta, one of the nation’s most impoverished communities. Focused on net worth building strategies of homeownership, entrepreneurship and saving, Southern Bancorp believes that wealth building isn’t just for the wealthy; they seek to be wealth builders for everyone.