Meridian Star

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July 6, 2014

Great Southern National Bank promotes Von Burt

MERIDIAN —     Great Southern National Bank has announced the promotion of Von Burt to President of the Meridian and Decatur markets, according to Jeff McCoy, President and Chief Executive Officer. McCoy said, “We are pleased to fill this important position with a local banker with Burt’s experience and strong ties to Meridian and East Central Mississippi.”

    A native of Meridian and graduate of Meridian High School and Meridian Community College, Burt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He began his financial career in 1983 as an Internal Auditor and Compliance Officer for First United Bank in Meridian.  

    During his 30-plus years in banking, he successfully performed the duties of Controller, Senior Commercial Lender and Market President.

    Burt currently serves on the Board of Directors for Meridian Main Street. He has been a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, North Meridian Youth Baseball, and the USM Alumni Association.  

    He and his wife, Cindy, have two children, Lon and Ivey. They are members of First Christian Church, where he serves on the Board of Ushers and Finance Committee.

    Great Southern National Bank, originally founded in 1902 as Bank of Quitman, holds assets totaling over $266 million and has more than 120 employees that operate 13 retail banking locations in Meridian, Decatur, Quitman, Pachuta, Enterprise, Waynesboro and Hattiesburg.

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