Joseph Black

Southern Financial Partners
Sr. Vice President

As Senior Vice President of Southern Bancorp’s leading nonprofit component, Mr. Black strives for educational excellence and community economic development in Arkansas Delta region.  His leadership with Southern Bancorp includes service as Vice President for Development and Special Programs and as program director of Organizational Development for Southern Development Bancorporation. 

Mr. Black served as faculty consultant to the Foundation of the Mid-South, worked as Economic Liaison under Senator Blanche Lincoln, and he served as the Arkansas State University Assistant Director for Regional and Community Development Programs.  As a trained and proved leader, Joseph Black has published on the topic of economic and community development.

Mr. Black was also appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, were he serves as Vice Chairman of the Bond Guaranty Committee.