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ATLANTA, Ga. - BankSouth is proud to announce that Atlanta Market President and CEO of BankSouth Mortgage, Kim Nelson, was nominated for the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Executive Committee and humbly accepted the nomination.  Nelson led the charge for BankSouth Mortgage’s 2016 sponsorship of the LLS Light the Night event and helped to raise over $13,000 for the cause.  Having had loved ones affected by lymphoma, LLS’ fight is close to her heart.

According to LLS, the role of an executive committee member is defined as, “An Executive Committee Member will drive revenue growth and help accelerate corporate development for the Light The Night Walk to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s ultimate goal of creating a world without blood cancers.”

“I am humbled and honored to serve on the Executive Committee for LLS,” said Nelson.  Many advancements have been made in the treatment of blood cancers, but there’s still a long way to go, and I am proud to officially partner with LLS to help do my part.  BankSouth Mortgage was a sponsor in the 2016 Light The Night event and it was heartwarming to see our employees’ excitement and engagement with this cause.  A few members of our team have been directly affected with blood cancers, so this makes the collective effort even more special.  We are excited to begin our fundraising for the 2017 Light The Night Walk and helping to create a world without blood cancers!”