/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Great Southern Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: GSBC), the holding company for Great Southern Bank, announced today that
Grant Q. Haden
has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank and the Holding Company, effective
September 15, 2010
. The addition of Haden brings the total number of directors to eight with five being independent directors.
Haden is an attorney and managing partner of Haden, Cowherd, and Bullock LLC. He was a founding shareholder and past vice chairman of the board of directors of Douglas County National Bank and Douglas County Banc Shares until the entities sold in 1991. Haden is a graduate of
and obtained his law degree from the
University of Missouri-Kansas City
. He currently serves as a board member and third vice chairman of the board at CoxHealth Systems and board member and past president and chairman of Ozarks Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Great Southern President and CEO
Joseph W. Turner
said, "We welcome Grant to our boards. His expertise and demonstrated leadership will bring unique perspectives on issues that will be of great value to our Company as we position ourselves for future success."
Other members of the Great Southern boards include Chairman
William V. Turner
, President and CEO
Joseph W. Turner
William E. Barclay
Julie T. Brown
Thomas J. Carlson
Larry D. Frazier
Earl A. Steinert, Jr.
With total assets of
, Great Southern offers banking, investment, insurance and travel services. Headquartered in
, Great Southern operates 73 retail banking centers and more than 200 ATMs in
. Great Southern Bancorp is a public company and its common stock (ticker: GSBC) is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
SOURCE Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.