Anthony Young Chosen as Southern Bancorp Community Partners President

Arkansas Business
Monday, December 13, 2021

Southern Bancorp Community Partners on Monday announced that it had hired Anthony Young, a former director of capital programs at the nonprofit Epicenter Foundation, as its new president. Young replaces Karama Neal, who earlier this year was appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service. At the Memphis-based Epicenter, Young connected entrepreneurs to a variety of capital types and helped ensure equitable access to capital across the community, SBCP said in a news release. He previously served as the economic development director at River City Capital in Memphis, a Community Development Financial Institutions loan fund. Donna Gambrell, SBCP board chair, called Young a "dynamic leader." "His experience and energetic approach to increasing access to capital will be an outstanding foundation for leading our organization into a greater era of growth and impact," she said in the release.