SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Southern Bank today announced the opening of a new Loan Originating Office (LPO) in Charlotte, NC, which represents the eighth LPO of 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 delighted to open an LPO in Charlotte and to meet the commercial lending needs of this dynamic market,” said Great Southern Bank President and CEO Joseph W. Turner. “We are delighted to have Chip join our team. His market knowledge and lending experience will be a tremendous asset in building relationships with clients in the region.”
Brinkman comes to Great Southern from Wells Fargo after a decade-long career, primarily in the real estate capital markets division. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Wake Forest University, where he was a member and co-captain of the football team. He went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Queens University at Charlotte.
The new LPO will provide a wide variety of commercial lending services from the Bank, including fixed and variable rate commercial real estate loans for new and existing properties. Competitive commercial construction and portfolio financing will also be available.
With total assets of $5.4 billion, Great Southern offers a wide range of banking services to business and consumer customers. The company is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, and operates 93 retail banking centers in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Nebraska, as well as commercial loan origination 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.
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