First Southern National Bank

Jewell Earns Designation of Accredited ACH Professional

STANFORD, KY – Deanna Jewell, Operations Specialist at First Southern National Bank in Stanford, Kentucky, has earned the designation of Accredited ACH Professional. She achieved this prestigious NACHA (National Automated Clearing House Association) recognition after a six-month study program that included successfully passing a three-hour final exam.

“We are delighted to have Deanna on our Treasury Management team and pleased with the excellent service she provides to customer,” says Operations Director Mary Nita Thompson. “The knowledge Deanna has gained in earning the AAP certification will allow her to offer an even higher level of expertise with complex electronic transactions. We are proud of Deanna and this notable accomplishment!”

Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) are an elite group of highly-skilled payment professionals, nationally recognized for their electronic payments expertise. AAPs are especially versed in managing ACH operations, interpreting ACH Rules and regulations, developing ACH products, and selling ACH products and services.

Deanna is the first employee of First Southern National Bank to earn this designation.


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