Our Board

First Southern Bancorp, established in 1988, is the parent company of First Southern National Bank, UTG, Inc. and other business ventures.

Randall L. Attkisson

Randall AttkissonA founding member of First Southern Bancorp, Randy retired from the active management team in 2008. He is Co-Founder and Partner of Bluegrass Financial Holdings, LLC and affiliates. Randy serves on the board of First Southern insurance affiliate, UTG, Inc., and is Chairman of the Metro Leadership Foundation of Louisville.

Jesse T. Correll

Jess CorrellJess Correll is a founding member and has served as President and Chairman of First Southern Bancorp since 1987. He is Chairman of the Board and CEO of UTG, Inc., and also serves on the boards of Friends of the Good Samaritans in India, National Christian Foundation, The River Foundation and the Centre College Board of Trustees.

Adrienne Correll

Adrienne CorrellAdrienne Correll is founder and President of Appalachian Music Project, a non-profit organization created in honor of her late husband. She holds a BA from Stetson University. Adrienne has two children and resides in Anchorage, Kentucky.

Douglas P. Ditto

Doug DittoAn original Board member, Doug has served many years as part of First Southern National Bank’s executive management team and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Central Lending Group Manager. Doug is Vice President and Vice Chairman of First Southern Bancorp and also serves as Vice President of UTG, Inc. He and his family are members of Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, Kentucky.

William (Wes) Perry

Wes PerryWes Perry is the owner of S.E.S. Investments, LTD and managing partner of PBEX, LLC, both entities are oil and gas investments/companies. He is also Director of Genie Energy (GNE NYSE) and Viper Energy (VNOM NASDAQ). Wes has a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He served as the Mayor of the city of Midland, Texas from 2007 to 2015 and served as a director on the UTG, Inc. board from 2001 to 2013. He is Trustee of the Abel-Hangar Foundation and President of the Milagros Foundation.

Nancy Sleeth

Nancy SleethNancy is the co-founder of Blessed Earth, a nonprofit that inspires faithful stewardship of all creation. Recognized by Newsweek and Christianity Today as one of 50 women shaping culture and the church today, Nancy is the author of several books on Christian living and travels the country with her husband speaking on stewardship issues. Prior to heeding this call, she served as communications director for a Fortune 500 company and as an educator, most recently at Asbury University. The Sleeths and their grown children all serve in the medical mission field (Kenya) and church ministry (Kentucky).

Michael Ray

MIchael RayMichael has served as Chief Financial Officer at Modern Distributors in Somerset, KY since 2010. He also serves as a board member of Tru-Check, Inc. and is the founder and chairman of the Modern Fund charitable organization in Somerset. Michael worked previously in public accounting, earning his CPA license in 2006 while working with Dean Dorton Allen Ford in Lexington, KY. He holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky and BA in Business Management and Accounting from Transylvania University. He and his wife Tara have three children and are members of Southside Church of Christ in Somerset.

Tommy Roberts

Tommy RobertsTommy has served in many capacities with First Southern since 1989. He is currently Vice President of First Southern Bancorp and was named Chief Executive Officer of First Southern National Bank in November 2009. Tommy is an active member of Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church in Monticello, Kentucky and his wife, Renee, is co-founder of the H.E.L.P. Pregnancy Center in Wayne County.

Bill Rouse

Bill RouseBill Rouse founded The Rouse Companies, a commercial real estate development company based in Lexington, Kentucky. He currently serves on the boards of the Hope Center, Jubilee Jobs, One Parent Scholarship House, Natalie’s Sisters and the Triangle Foundation.

Alex Keltner

Alex KeltnerAlex Keltner joined the First Southern team in 1994. He has served in many roles at the bank during his tenure including Community President, Chief Banking Officer and was named President of First Southern National Bank in June 2018. Alex graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) in 2014. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Russellville, Kentucky.


When First Southern National Bank says, “We Believe In You,” it means we also believe certain things about you. We believe that you want to live a life of margin, where you can balance spending, saving, and giving. We believe that you want to make wise financial decisions to enable that kind of living.

Because we believe in you, we are here for you every step of the way.