First Southern National Bank

Eight Complete First Southern National Bank Emerging Leaders Program

STANFORD, KY - Eight First Southern National Bank Team Members recently completed First Southern’s Emerging Leaders Program – Misty Bromm, Lisa Clark, Tyler Cain, David Grigson, Heidi Middleton, Joda Norris, John Brett Reynolds, and Suzanne Short.

Rusty Clark, President of First Southern National Bank stated “This group of Emerging Leaders is proof that First Southern’s future is bright. We’ve spent the last year developing deeper relationships, learning from one another and growing personally.”

First Southern National Bank’s Emerging Leaders Program is a twelve-month leadership program developed by the bank to grow and invest in team members who show exemplary leadership qualities. Participants are individually selected by members of the bank’s leadership team based on ability, potential and existing leadership qualities. Through the year, Emerging Leaders are challenged to complete many tasks including team building activities, individual and group community projects, personal and professional goal setting all while studying leadership philosophies of various leaders inside and outside of the company. The program is led by Rusty Clark, President and Carla Carr, Vice President, Marketing and Retail Delivery of First Southern National Bank, with assistance from Major General Jerry D. Humble, Retired General, United States Marine Corps. It is designed to build leadership qualities and skills, along with encouraging future and current leaders to develop stronger relationships with one another.

The 2015 Emerging Leaders Group joins a growing number of First Southern Team Members who have benefited from this program. The eight graduates hold various positions at the bank:

  • Misty Bromm, Teller (Logan County – Bethel)
  • Lisa Clark, Loan Analyst (Lincoln County – Stanford)
  • Tyler Cain, Loan and Business Development (Madison County – Richmond)
  • David Grigson, Loan and Business Development (Lincoln County – Stanford)
  • Heidi Middleton, Branch Manager (Pulaski County – Somerset)
  • Joda Norris, Customer Service Operations Manager (Lincoln County – Stanford)
  • John Brett Reynolds, Loan and Business Development (Warren County – Bowling Green)
  • Suzanne Short, Trainer (Garrard County – Lancaster)

2015 Emerging Leaders Group

From left to right: Tyler Cain, Heidi Middleton, Joda Norris, Lisa Clark, John Brett Reynolds, David Grigson, Misty Bromm and Suzanne Short.

First Southern National Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Southern Bancorp headquartered in Stanford, KY. First Southern has offices in Central and Western Kentucky including locations in Caldwell, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Muhlenberg, Pulaski, Wayne and Warren counties. First Southern believes in providing exceptional customer service and making fast, local decisions. For more information about First Southern National Bank, visit, or call 866-602-3762.