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Citizens Bank Partners with University District Development Corporation to Invest in Dynamic Urban Community in Little Rock

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Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced its $5,000 donation to the University District Development Corporation (UDDC)as part of its new partnership to provide affordable housing in the Little Rock area.

Justin Teague Promoted to Vice President of Centralized Underwriting at Citizens Bank

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Citizens Bank has announced the promotion of Justin Teague to vice president of centralized underwriting.

Teague joined Citizens Bank in 2014 and has experience in the retail, credit and commercial lending sectors. With the new title of vice president, Teague will provide integral support for the execution of consumer loans for the entire bank.

Citizens Bank Hires Thomas as Senior Credit Officer, Morrow Elevated to Credit Analysis Manager

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Citizens Bank announced two additions to its credit department leadership team with the addition of John Thomas as SVP Senior Credit Officer and the promotion of Trish Morrow to AVP Credit Analysis Manager. The addition of these roles will increase credit support at Citizens Bank for its customer base across the state and reflects its commitment to developing the next generation of progressive bankers.

Citizens Bank Honors Associates at Inaugural People First Award Banquet

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Citizens Bank hosted its first annual People First Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 17, honoring seven Citizens Bank associates for their achievements and contributions in 2020. The honorees included Chelsey Dockins, retail associate of the year; Katherine Harris, retail leader of the year; Lori Ross and Darryl Sullivan, lenders of the year; and Michael Bailey, Stephanie Frost and Helen Shaw, outstanding citizens award.

Citizens Bank emphasizes commitment to technology and security with promotions of Babb and Spain

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Citizens Bank announced the promotions of Johnny Babb to Vice President and Senior Network Administrator and Stephanie Spain to Assistant Vice President Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer. These elevations showcase the bank’s commitment to investing in technology and security via advances in its network infrastructure and compliance enforcement.

A Kick Above - Beyond Banking Small Business Spotlight

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"Knowing that I have a bank and a banker that put people first - I can rely on that and be even more adamant about it in my business,” says Kim Leverett, Owner of A Kick Above in Little Rock. We are dedicated to helping each and every client succeed and are honored to help Kim continue pursuing her dream. Check out her full story in the latest video of our Citizens Bank Small Business Spotlight series.

Citizens Bank Welcomes Russ Harrington to Board of Directors

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Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, announced today that Russ Harrington has been added to its Board of Directors. Harrington offers significant experience as an industry leader, but also shares the bank’s people-first mission.


“Growth on our Board is a key representation of our statewide expansion,” said Jeff Teague, board chairman of Citizens Bancshares.. “Russ’s expertise and insight is a valuable addition to this important group; we are honored to have him join our Board.”


Citizens Bank Named Bank of the Year by Arkansas Small Business Administration

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BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 4, 2021) - Citizens Bank, headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas, has been recognized as the Bank of the Year (Category 2) by the Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration. To celebrate this honor during Small Business Week, the bank launched a special video series highlighting these small businesses.