Leading with Compassion: SouthState Celebrates Regional President Amber Adams

SouthState Bank new regional president Amber Adams
Amber Adams began her career in banking as a teller, as many bankers do. Driven by supportive management and a personal desire to challenge herself, she now leads the Osceola region as a regional president for SouthState.

“It is an honor to be in my role. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity and hope that every day I am setting a positive example for other women to continue to work hard, get out of their comfort zone, and strive for more,” she says.

Noticed by her supervisors for her leadership potential, Adams took on a temporary management position overseeing a small office at the beginning of her career. During the next 10 years, her “temporary” promotion became permanent as she successfully managed several retail branches.
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While serving as market manager in Osceola County, Adams was encouraged to consider taking on some commercial lender duties. Though doubtful at first, she took on the new challenge while continuing as market manager before eventually moving into the regional retail manager role and later into the regional president role.

Adams says constant encouragement and new opportunities make SouthState an ideal place to learn and develop. “Opportunities included classes to help me broaden my knowledge, selecting me to sit on committees within the bank that gave me exposure outside of my direct area, or asking that I take on additional duties. Most of these opportunities took me out of my comfort zone. My leaders believing in me gave me the courage to walk through doors that have led me to where I am now,” she says.

Adams’ mission now is to pay it forward to other women, ensuring she’s the first of many in local leadership.

“SouthState Bank has some very talented women currently working here with tons of potential to continue to grow their careers within the company,” Adams says, “As a leader I hope that I can continue to seek that talent out and find opportunities to promote from within.”

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