Great Southern Bank opens new commercial credit facility


SPRINGFIELD, Mon., June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Southern Bank announced today that it has opened a new Loan Production Office (LPO) in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the eighth LPO in the company’s franchise. Charles “Chip” Brinkman, a Charlotte banking veteran, has been hired as market manager and is responsible for developing commercial lending relationships in the market area.

“Great Southern is excited to open an LPO in Charlotte to serve the commercial lending needs of this dynamic market,” said Joseph W. Turner, President and CEO of Great Southern Bank. “We are delighted that Chip has joined our team. His familiarity with the market and underwriting experience will be a tremendous asset as we build relationships with clients in the region.”

Brinkman comes to Great Southern after a decade-long career from Wells Fargo, primarily in the real estate capital markets division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University, where he was a member and co-captain of the football team. He then earned a master’s degree in business administration from Queens University in Charlotte.

The new LPO will offer a wide range of the Bank’s commercial lending services, including fixed and variable rate commercial real estate lending for new and existing properties. Competitive commercial construction and portfolio finance will also be available.

With total assets of $5.4 billion, Great Southern provides a wide range of banking services to corporate and consumer clients. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the company operates 93 retail centers in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Arkansas and Nebraska and commercial loan manufacturing offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Omaha, Nebraska, Phoenix and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a public company and its common stock (ticker: GSBC) is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Reporters can contact:

Kelly Polonus, Great Southern Bank, (417) 895-5242
[email protected]


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