Bank Independent is pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Bell to Business Development Officer for Madison County.
"The creation of the Business Development Officer role demonstrates our commitment to meeting deposit demand through relationship-based business development,” Bank Independent CEO Rick Wardlaw said. “As Business Development Officer, Kris will serve as an ambassador of the bank's mission, vision, and values within the communities we serve. With her talent for building strong relationships, we are confident in her ability to fulfill the responsibilities in this new position.”
In her new role, Bell will be responsible for generating long-term, sustainable core deposit growth by serving as a brand ambassador and nurturing new and potential deposit relationships within Madison County.
Bell joined Bank Independent in October of 2020 and brings over 20 years of extensive industry experience, specializing in commercial banking. Throughout her career, she has successfully navigated the dynamic landscape of lending and strategic financial planning, building strong relationships with a diverse clientele base ranging from small businesses to large corporations. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Yorkville University and recently graduated from the Alabama Banking School. She serves on the boards for Women in Defense and the Apartment Association of North Alabama and is an ambassador for the Madison City Chambers of Commerce.
About Bank Independent
Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 32 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, an on-campus Deshler Tiger Branch, and the Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products, and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All our team members reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.