The Southern Bank Announces New Senior Vice President of Residential Mortgage

Allen Robinson

Sardis, GA, June 2, 2022 – A new Senior Vice President of Residential Mortgage, Allen Robinson, has been hired by The Southern Bank. Robinson has more than 30 years of experience originating, packaging, and delivering agency-quality mortgage loans in primary and secondary markets. 

In 1990, Robinson founded a multifaceted mortgage brokerage that grew into 14 regional production offices and an outbound telemarketing unit across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi. The brokerage expanded to have full delegated underwriting authority, numerous institutional investors, and mortgage insurers with a fulfillment center in Greenville, S.C. In 2000, Robinson sold the majority of his locations to Upland Mortgage and consolidated the remaining operations into two locations. He managed secondary marketing after the consolidation and transitioned the organization to a decentralized model of originating and processing mortgages using new technologies. The decentralized model assisted the company in transitioning to a broker/correspondent agency with a focus on purchase transactions. 

“Allen’s ingenuity and leadership have brought him great success over the last 30 years,” said Scott Frierson, President of The Southern Bank. “His drive and success fit well with the culture of our company. The customers and shareholders will benefit greatly with Allen on our team.”

Since 2009, Robinson has worked with a variety of community banks that needed to enhance their mortgage programs. With extensive knowledge of mortgage technology, lending operations, Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal Housing Association, Veteran’s Affairs, and the United States Department of Agriculture programs and guidelines, he significantly contributed to all of the organizations’ goals. 

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