Charolette Royal Expands Skills, Knowledge in Trust Services

Date of Release: 
Friday, September 27, 2013

BATESVILLE – September 27, 2013 – Charolette Royal, Corporate Trust Administrator with Citizens Bank, recently completed two state and national training schools to further her professional development in providing Trust services.

Royal graduated in July from the Arkansas State Trust School, which was a four-day program designed to provide a solid foundation and overview of Trust skills and topics.  The school was administered by the Arkansas Bankers Association.

She also completed the second of three years of the National Corporate Trust School, conducted in August by Cannon Financial Institute at Boston University.  The school’s curriculum focuses on the latest trends in case law, sales, risk management, operations, and service delivery for the corporate Trust business.

“I am pleased with Charolette’s advancement in the Corporate Trust area,” said Robin Brock, Senior Vice President and Chief Trust Officer of Citizens Bank.  “She adds value to our bank, as she plays an increasingly important role in the growth and strength of the Trust Division.”

“Charolette is the latest of more than a dozen Citizens Bank professionals who have attended or graduated from a variety of banking schools in the past few months,” said John Dews, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our associates are deeply committed to expanding their base of knowledge, which allows us to offer the best banking experience possible to our customers.”

Royal has an extensive financial background, including more than six years of banking experience.  She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Gateway Technical College (now UACCB), and is a lifelong resident of the Evening Shade area.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County. Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties. The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.