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Citizens Bank announced Rob Woods has been hired as its city president for Rogers and Bentonville. Woods will be based at the Rogers bank branch.

In this role, Woods will leverage his expertise in commercial lending with his leadership experience as a former CFO to drive growth and profitability for Citizens Bank in the region.

“The addition of Rob as Rogers and Bentonville City President is a game changer for Citizens Bank,” said Vernon Scott, regional president. “His impeccable reputation and tenure as a banker in Northwest Arkansas make him the perfect addition to our team. We are fortunate to have him and look forward to continued success as he grows his team and the market.”

Woods previously served as a VP commercial lender at Arvest Bank and has held multiple positions throughout his 30 year banking career. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi.

“Citizens Bank is a financially strong and award winning bank, providing big bank tools and services, with community bank touch and service,” said Woods. “This opportunity provides the unique ability to do something that is rare in today’s banking world, and that is provide small town banking, the way it used to be. We strive to cultivate deep relationships with clients of all sizes. “

Active in the professional community, Woods is a member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has served as a finance chairman and board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas, commissioner of Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas, and membership chairman of Boy Scouts of America. Woods has also been involved with the Rogers Rotary Club and Bentonville Rotary Club. He is also a graduate of the Benton County Leadership Class (2013-2014), the Walton Institute (2010). Woods holds both the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, and is also licensed to sell insurance in Arkansas.

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