Citizens National Bank Appoints New President and CEO
Bank names Jason D. Smith at Annual Meeting
BOSSIER CITY, LA – Citizens National Bancshares of Bossier City, Inc., is pleased to announce Jason D. Smith as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Citizens National Bancshares is the holding company of Citizens National Bank, a locally owned community bank with twelve branches in five northwest Louisiana parishes. Smith began his banking career in 1990 and joined Citizens National Bank in 1994. He has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his Citizens National Bank career and prior to his promotion, served as Executive Vice President.
Smith holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech. Additionally, Smith graduated from the American Bankers Association’s National Commercial Lending School (University of Oklahoma, 1996), became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1999 (currently inactive) and graduated from The Graduate School of Banking of the South (Louisiana State University, 2002).
Smith has served the community as a member of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2007-2015. In 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Bossier Chamber Board of Directors. In addition, Smith is a founding board member of the Shreveport-Bossier Business Alliance for Higher Education, founding President of the Airline Alumni and Friends Association, and served as a board member of the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation, board member of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the LIONS Club of Bossier City.
An advocate for the Banking Industry, Smith has served on the Louisiana Bankers Association’s Government Relations Council. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council, serving as President in 2008. He has taught countless financial literacy classes for adults and children throughout Northwest Louisiana.
“It is a privilege to serve as President and CEO of Citizens National Bank. Serving with people I respect, at the bank I love, is truly a realization of a dream,” said Smith. “Our team looks forward to building on our strong commitment to the communities we serve and our exceptional customer service.”
Will Hubbard, Chairman of the Board of Citizens National Bancshares said, “Through the dedication of our employees, the confidence of our investors and service to our community, the bank has grown steadily and profitably over the past thirty years. Jason brings a wealth of leadership experience and financial knowledge to our company and our team is committed to continued success.”
About Citizens National Bank, N.A.
For the last seven consecutive years, Citizens National Bank, N.A. has been named in the Top 200 community banks and thrifts by three-year average return on average equity (ROAE) by American Banker Magazine. Bauer Financial Inc. awarded Citizens National Bank N.A. a Five Star rating, which is the highest rating and distinguishes the bank as one of the strongest in the nation. Citizens National Bank, N.A. received an A+ rating from DepositAccounts.com, which places the bank’s financial health in the highest tier (top 10%) of the approximately 13,000 federally insured banks and credit unions nationwide.
Executive promotions at Citizens National Bank named Jim Keel, Chief Operations Officer; Donnie Faith, Chief Technology Officer; Chris Willcox, Chief Financial Officer; Charles Coleman Executive Vice President of Business Banking.
Additions to the Citizens National Bank Staff are Jimmy Walker, Vice President and Business Banker Officer; Meah Biley, Vice President Consumer Lending Officer; John Booth, Vice President and Business Banker Officer.
Citizens National Bank N.A. is deeply committed to the communities we serve. It is through the dedication of our directors and employees who continue to strive to make Citizens National Bank, N.A., “Your Kind of Bank.” Visit our website at www.citizensnb.com.