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Ken Sawyer

Southern Bank names three vice presidents

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Southern Bank has appointed three vice presidents in its Rocky Mount office.

The new officers are:

  • Kenneth E. “Ken” Sawyer Jr. – Senior vice president in Southern’s commercial banking service.
  • John A. “Allen” Corbett III – Vice president and commercial lender.
  • William P. “Will” Johnson – Assistant vice president and community banker.

A 16-year bank industry veteran, Sawyer attended East Carolina University and completed the Management Development Program at the N.C. School of Banking at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Commercial Lending / Real Estate Schools of the Risk Management Association at ECU. He also serves as a board member of the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

In civic life, he serves a board member of the Down East Partnership for Children and is a member of the Tar River Civic Club. He previously served as treasurer of the Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe and Halifax County Chapter of the N.C. Autism Society.

Corbett is a Rock Ridge native and a graduate of Barton College in Wilson, where he earned a degree in business management/sports management. He has been in the banking industry for six years and is a member of the N.C. Bankers Association’s Young Bankers.

In civic life, he is on the cabinet for the Wilson County United Way Campaign, is a member of the Middlesex Church of God Board of Elders and has been a member of the Wilson Boys and Girls Club Advisory Council.

A native of Rocky Mount, Johnson received a bachelor’s degree from Barton College. He also earned a master’s of business administration from ECU and completed the university’s Commercial Lending School.

The six-year banking industry veteran is a member of the Rocky Mount Area Jaycees, N.C. Bankers Association’s Young Bankers and the Wilson County Young Farmers Association.

Southern Bank and Trust Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.). The bank holds assets of more than $2 billion and has more than 60 locations, including branches in Rocky Mount, the Battleboro community, Enfield, Nashville, Red Oak, Sharpsburg and Whitakers. Its headquarters is in Mount Olive.

For information, go to southernbank.com.

All three men work at Southern Bank’s branch at 224 S. Franklin St. They can be reached at 977-2825.