At Great Southern Bank, we believe in volunteerism and the impact it has on the overall health of our communities. Our associates' actions reflect our Company's charitable spirit. Our bankers are more than just bankers. They are mentors, spending their lunch hour tutoring second graders; they are board members, offering their leadership and experience to local nonprofit organizations; they are advisors, attending Chamber meetings working to bring more jobs to their town; they are educators, offering tips to seniors of how to safe guard their hard-earned money.
We are proud of our associates and support their efforts to strengthen our communities, making them better places to live, work and do business.
Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award
Great Southern Bank’s annual Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award was created to emphasize the importance placed on volunteerism at Great Southern Bank by honoring one outstanding associate who demonstrates excellence in volunteer service to their community. Associates throughout the Company have the opportunity to nominate coworkers they believe are worthy of this honor. A committee comprised of community leaders review the nominations and select an annual recipient. On the winner’s behalf, Great Southern Bank donates $1,500 to their charity of choice.
2022 Award Recipient: Mary Dunavant
Mary Dunavant, 2022 Award recipient and St. Louis Retail Banking Regional Manager for Great Southern Bank.
Past Distinguished Community Service Award Recipients:
2021 Award Recipient: Avi Suri
2020 Award Recipient: Terry Framke
2019 Award Recipient: Eric Mitchell
2018 Award Recipient: Lynn Hinkle
2017 Award Recipient: Pam Sherrill
2016 Award Recipient: Brian Davies
2015 Inaugural Award Recipient: Andrea Brady