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Citizens Bank Named Top Business Lender in Tennessee
July 2021

Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the number-one source for community banking news, recognized Citizens Bank, Elizabethton, TN, as an ICBA top commercial lender, and the only commercial lender in Tennessee to be recognized in its release of the ICBA’s 2021 Top Lenders. Citizens Bank’s recognition is based on the strength of its competitive banking services and operational efficiencies throughout 2020.


Citizens Bank Appoints New President Kevin Jessee
July 2021

Kevin Jessee has been appointed the 8th President of Citizens Bank. He is assuming the role from Larry Estepp who after 10 years in leadership at Citizens Bank announced his retirement in May.


Sam LaPorte Retires, Son Drew Elected to Citizens Bank's Board of Directors 
April 2021

Sam, a local attorney, has served on the board since 1992. “We will miss Sam’s leadership but are excited to have his son Drew joining the board,” Chairman Joe LaPorte said. “A LaPorte has been involved in a leadership role for over 60 years at the bank and we are excited to have a third generation LaPorte join the bank as a board member.”