Citizens Bank Celebrates Opening of First Tyler Location, Names Mariani Branch CEO

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank has opened its first location in Tyler. The new banking center opened its doors earlier this year and is currently operating as a loan production office with plans to convert to a full-service branch in the near future. To celebrate the opening of the Tyler location, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce … Read more

Citizens Bank’s York to Retire After 18 Years as CEO in Kilgore

After 18 years at Kilgore-based Citizens Bank and 50 years in the banking industry, CEO Sammy York will retire at the end of June. A native of Corsicana, York graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS degree in agricultural economics in 1974. He is also a 1981 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of … Read more

English, Citizens Bank Senior Vice President, Announces Retirement

At the October board of directors meeting of Kilgore-based Citizens Bank, it was announced that Darla English, senior vice president was retiring at the end of 2021. With more than 36 years of service at Citizens Bank, English is the longest-tenured employee in its 72-year history. English started her banking career in 1985 with Allied … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Mims and Beavers, Hires Luce and Manners

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank recently announced two promotions and two new hires. Billie Mims has been named location president in Kilgore. She has more than 33 years of banking and lending experience focusing primarily on consumer and commercial lending, as well as oversight of loan support personnel. Mims joined the Austin Bank team with the acquisition … Read more

York and Plunk to Retire from Citizens Bank, Velvin Hired as President and Mills as Chief Lending Officer

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank recently announced the retirement of two of its officers and the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer as well as a new executive vice president and chief lending officer. Sammy York, the bank’s current president and CEO, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2021 after a … Read more

Citizens Bank Promotes Cozart, Jackson, McKnight and Pearson

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank announced the promotions of four of its officers at the Kilgore and Plano locations. Michael Cozart has been promoted to vice president by the board of directors. He joined Citizens Bank in 2014 as a credit analyst in the bank’s location in The Woodlands. In 2017, he was promoted to assistant vice … Read more