Our Story

Who we are and how we work.
About Us
 
 

Our Mission.

 

 

The Culture.


Citizens Bank was founded on the statement: “Someday, I am going to start a bank that can help people.” Nearly seventy years later, our mission has remained the same: “People First.” It’s easy to profess this idea, but more difficult to live it out each day in each transaction for decades. Truly, at the heart of our organization is a culture designed to give everyone an opportunity to succeed both personally and professionally. In order to achieve these successes, community matters, whether that’s creating a family environment in our work community or supporting the local communities in which our teammates live and invest.

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The Work.


Founded in 1953 by a group of business and civic leaders Citizens Bank now exceeds assets of $1.1 billion and remains headquartered in Batesville, AR. Citizens Bank is a financial services organization committed to meeting the needs of the communities it serves. Our progressive community banking model focuses on the delivery of exceptional customer service while employing advanced technology and products which allow its customers to have one bank to serve all their needs. The bank takes pride in a heritage of independence that honors the vision of its founders and remains dedicated to the financial progress of the people it serves. 


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Executive Leadership

 
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Adam Mitchell

President & CEO

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Micah Beard

Regional President

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Anastasia Blaylock

Chief Strategy Officer

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Jill Hilton

Chief People Officer

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Pam Jones

Chief Operations Officer

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Sarah Lane

Chief Retail Officer

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Vernon Scott

Regional President

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Karen Shaw

Chief Financial Officer

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John Thomas

Senior Credit Officer

 
 

Board of Directors


 
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Jeff Teague,

Chairman of the Board, CEO of Citizens Bancshares


Adam Mitchell
Mark Forbis
Russ Harrington
Lackey Moody, Sr.
Jay Shell
Kay Southerland
Justin Teague
Sarah Shell Teague