BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 4, 2020) – Southern States Bank is pleased to announce that Kelly Parkinson has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director.

Kelly Parkinson

Kelly brings over 27 years of human resources experience to Southern States Bank with extensive training in compensation, EEOC compliance, affirmative action, benefits, payroll, recruiting, employee development and employee relations.  She will oversee all human resource functions bank wide, including payroll and benefits. Kelly joins the bank from CenterState Bank where she served in various leadership roles in Human Resources during the past 10 years.

“We are excited and honored that Kelly accepted the HR position, and we know she will be a valuable asset to our senior team, “said Steve Whatley, Chairman and CEO of Southern States Bank. “Kelly has the experience and knowledge we were looking for in a HR director.”

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a Major in Management Information Systems. She received her Professional Human Resources Certification in 1999.