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New directors add considerable knowledge of banking, accounting and finance

Citizens Bank of Edmond is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Hill and Amanda Rodriguez to the bank’s board of directors. Both Hill and Rodriguez bring strong leadership, extensive knowledge and a commitment to the Bank and Edmond community.

“Citizens Bank of Edmond embodies what a community bank should be in how it prioritizes its service to its customers and community,” said Ross Hill. “The bank is poised for great growth and success, and I look forward to serving on the board of directors and working alongside the incredible team at Citizens.”

Hill has more than 40 years of community bank experience, with extensive knowledge in finance, accounting, operations and loans. He founded Bank2 in 2001 and served as the President and CEO for nearly 17 years. Prior to his tenure at Bank2, Hill served as the President and CEO of Canadian State Bank. He is also an executive coach, working with C-level executives. Hill studied at Cincinnati Bible Seminary.

“I am very happy to be joining the Citizens Bank of Edmond board,” said Amanda Rodriguez. “This bank serves the Edmond and Oklahoma City area with such heart, passion and eagerness to better our neighbors and local businesses. The incredible stewardship of Citizens Bank has propelled it into the national spotlight and I’m excited to witness its continued success.”

Rodriguez has an extensive background in finance and accounting. She has previously served as the State of Oklahoma’s Chief Financial Officer and managed the internal audit and accounting departments at Chesapeake Energy. In her current role at Accenture, she provides thought leadership and expertise to solve critical business issues for the oil and gas industry. Rodriguez received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma and her MBA from Oklahoma City University.

“Both Ross and Amanda are welcomed additions to the Citizens Bank of Edmond board of directors,” said Jill Castilla, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond. “Their unique experiences, insights and knowledge in their respective fields will help us continue our momentum of leadership and relevancy while maintaining stability and safety for our customers, community and shareholders.”

Hill and Rodriguez join the board of directors alongside six current directors including: Ray Hibbard, Mike Thompson, David Hornbeek, Avilla Williams, Roger Webb and Jill Castilla.

About Citizens Bank of EdmondCitizens Bank of Edmond continues to operate on the same downtown Edmond intersection where it was founded in April 1901. The independent $350-million-asset institution is a leader in community banking, providing commercial and consumer financial services with a focus on building the community using innovative techniques like launching the first unmanned bank, providing co-officing space and powering Heard on Hurd. For more information, visit www.mycitizens.bank.