February 3, 2015

Welcome John McMullan



ANNISTON, Ala. (January 6, 2015) – Southern States Bank is pleased to announce that John T. McMullan has joined the bank as the President of Madison County, Huntsville, AL. John will manage the bank’s new office in Huntsville located at 4800 Whitesburg Drive.

John brings over 27 years of banking experience to Southern States Bank, most recently from BancorpSouth where he served as a senior vice president and senior lender in the Madison County market. Prior, John spent most of his banking career at Colonial Bank where he served in several positions including lending president for North Alabama, executive vice president of retail banking for The Northern Region and city president in Athens, AL.

“We are excited and honored John has joined the Southern States Bank team “said Steve Whatley, Chairman, CEO and President of Southern States Bank. “John brings a lot of experience to the bank and is deeply rooted in the Huntsville community.”

John is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a graduate of two banking schools, The BAI Graduate School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin and The Alabama Banking School from the University of South Alabama. He has been a Risk Management Association (RMA) member since 1987 and served as RMA Southern Chapter Board Chairman. He has served as a Foundation Board Member for the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce for the past eight years and is a United Way Red Feather Giver. He is also a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and previously served on their Board of Directors.

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