Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meet Sandra Stephens - Woman of Distinction 2011

As former CEO of SouthFirst Bank, Sandra Stephens was the direct manager for lending divisions, deposit operations, information systems and compliance, internal auditing, investments and budgets.

While with SouthFirst, Stephens served with the Community Bankers Association of Alabama and was selected to participate in the association’s “Women in Banking” committee. She is president of the Sylacauga Rotary Club and on the board of the B. B. Comer Memorial Library Foundation. Stephens is a former member of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa and the American Society of Women Accountants.

Stephens graduated from Walker College with an ­Associate’s in Science degree. She also received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Montevallo.

Stephens’ leadership abilities allow her to deal with people in a calm and effective manner. She believes, “If you have goals and dreams, you can achieve those with hard work and dedication.” For Stephens, serving others is what truly brings joy and happiness in her life.

Stephens will be honored at the East Alabama Women of Distinction luncheon on March 24. For more information, visit