Origin Bank Announces Entry Into South Alabama and Florida Panhandle, Names Nate Sommer as Regional President and Leader of New Southeast Market

January 18, 2024

Origin Bank has announced its entry into South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The bank also announced that local banking veteran Nate Sommer has been named Regional President and will lead this newly created Southeast Market for Origin.

“Origin Bank has a culture and a philosophy that puts people first in everything they do, and we’re excited to bring that to the markets of South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle,” said Sommer. “Origin has proven for more than a century that its hands-on approach to personal and business customers and its commitment to communities are unmatched.”

Sommer has served the Gulf Coast region for the last fifteen years and has proven to be a trusted advisor to business and personal clients. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and is a graduate of the University of Texas Executive Education Program and Leadership Mobile.

He is joined in the Southeast Market by Robin Donlon, Florida Panhandle Market Leader, and Steve Rockwell, Greater Mobile Market Leader, who will both help lead a team of talented bankers with extensive experience in the market.

Origin currently operates more than 60 locations throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, East Texas, Houston, North Louisiana and Mississippi. The more than century-old institution has enjoyed steady, solid growth across its entire footprint.

“We are so glad to have Nate and the team lead Origin into one of the most attractive markets in the country,” said Drake Mills, Chairman, President and CEO of Origin Bancorp, Inc. “Our experience and dedication in the communities we serve has set us apart from our competitors. Our vision at Origin is connecting people to their dreams, and we are excited to continue that vision in South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.”

The bank intends to announce new Alabama and Florida locations in the near future, pending receipt of all required regulatory approvals.

About Origin

Origin Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana. Origin’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Origin Bank, was founded in 1912 in Choudrant, Louisiana. Deeply rooted in Origin’s history is a culture committed to providing personalized relationship banking to businesses, municipalities, and personal clients to enrich the lives of the people in the communities it serves. Origin provides a broad range of financial services and currently operates more than 60 locations in Dallas/Fort Worth, East Texas, Houston, North Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.origin.bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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