BATESVILLE – January 20, 2015 – Longtime Batesville banker Renee Long has returned to Citizens Bank as Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending, according to Phil Baldwin, Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Long began her career in banking more than 36 years ago at Citizens Bank and has been a consumer lending officer for more than 20 years. In her new position, she has assumed the supervisory responsibilities for Citizens Bank’s consumer lending services.
“Renee Long is one of the most knowledgeable and respected members of the North Central Arkansas banking community,” Baldwin said. “We are so pleased that she has returned to Citizens Bank and will lead our efforts to strengthen our consumer lending business at a very important time in the history of our organization. Her impact and expertise will a great benefit to Citizens Bank as we expand into new regions of Arkansas and beyond.”
Ms. Long studied banking at the American Institute of Banking and Arkansas State University. She is a graduate of the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, a three-year program that included more than 40 hours of classroom instruction each year.
“Renee and her twin sister, Robin Brock, have personified Citizens Bank in many of our branch communities for years,” Baldwin said. Robin Brock serves as a Senior Vice President and heads Citizens Bank’s Trust Division.
Ms. Long is a native of Rosie and a graduate of Oil Trough High School.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Main Street Batesville, the Independence County 4-H Foundation and Family Violence Prevention, and she serves on the Advisory Board of Child Care Aware of America and is an active member of Faith Baptist Church. She and her husband of 42 years, Tommy Long, live in Batesville, and have two sons and two grandchildren.About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank was founded in 1953 by business and civic leaders to serve the financial needs of middle income families and small businesses. Citizens Bank works to improve the quality of life for all community residents by promoting educational opportunities, economic growth and innovative civic partnerships.