Elizabeth joined Southern in March of 2019 as a part time Teller at the Coldwater Main Branch. Elizabeth has held positions as a Full-time Teller, Universal Banker, Customer Sales, and Teller Supervisor. In December of 2021, Elizabeth was promoted to Union City and Tekonsha Branch Manager. She is excited to be involved in the Union City and Tekonsha communities.
Kara joined Southern in 2014, bringing over 19 years of banking experience with her. She studied Business Management and has been the recipient of several banking awards recognizing her excellent customer service skills, sales growth and profitability, and leadership in employee management. In addition to being the Marshall Branch Manager, Kara also serves customers as a Commercial Loan Officer. She is very active in the Marshall community, serving as a Member of the Calhoun County 4-H Council, volunteering with the Calhoun County Fair, and the Newtown Township Fire Department Auxiliary. She is also the driving force behind the Marshall United Way VIP Raffle annual fundraiser.
Sara Walz has been in banking for 8 years, most recently as a Personal Banker II. She has also served as New Accounts/Customer Service Representative and as Lead Teller/Personal Banker. Outside of work, she is an active member of 100 Women Who Care in Jackson. After graduating from Western High School she studied at Jackson College.
Lisa joined Southern in October 2006 as the Assistant Branch Manager of the Battle Creek office and in 2012 was promoted to Branch Manager. Lisa attended Kellogg Community College and Northern Michigan University to study Accounting and Business Management. Lisa received her Branch Manager's Certification from the Michigan Bankers Association in 2008 and has been in the banking industry for over 25 years. Lisa volunteers at multiple community events, is a member of the Battle Creek Rotary Club and a Salvation Army Board Member. She enjoys being part of the community, giving back, and making a difference!
Shannon has over 28 years of experience in the banking industry. Before joining Southern, she served as Branch Manager for Eaton Community Bank in Nashville, Michigan. Prior to that, she held various managerial roles with Truist Financial, Chase Bank, and Fifth Third Bank. She is a graduate of Pennfield High School and resides in Battle Creek.
Scott has over 22 years of banking and management experience. Most recently, he held the position of Branch Manager at FlagStar Bank, as well as various sales and managerial positions with Greenmark Equipment John Deere, Autopark Ford, and Dave Smith Pontiac Buick GMC. Reed is a graduate of Portage Northern High School and resides in Sturgis.
Scott has over 22 years of banking and management experience. Previously, he held the position of Branch Manager at FlagStar Bank, as well as various sales and managerial positions with Greenmark Equipment John Deere, Autopark Ford, and Dave Smith Pontiac Buick GMC. Reed is a graduate of Portage Northern High School. He currently resides in Sturgis with his wife, and together they have ten children.