Magazine : Archives : 2nd Quarter 2022

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A Conversation with Darrin Williams Darrin Williams is a former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives but says he was called to serve as CEO of one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions, Southern Bancorp, in 2013. The $2 billion institution serves Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta region from its headquarters in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Since the murder of George Floyd and the onset of the pandemic in 2020, financial institutions such as Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Simmons First National Corp., Block, formerly known as Square, and others have funneled about $50 million in...