Bill Middleton, CFA
Vice President and Trust Officer/Portfolio Manager
Bill Middleton joined Citizens Bank & Trust in 2008. He is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with the Trust and Investment Services Division of the bank. Responsible for the oversight of the entire division, he has considerable experience in most facets of wealth management, i.e., investment, financial, and estate planning and implementation. Bill’s primary expertise is in economic analysis and the design and management of investment portfolios to meet the unique circumstances of his clients and their families.
Prior to joining Citizens Bank & Trust, Bill spent more than 16 years with SunTrust Bank as a senior portfolio manager and business development officer. He also served on the Fiduciary Investment Committee for SunTrust Bank. Prior to this, Bill worked in the trust division and securities affiliate of Citizens and Southern National Bank, now part of Bank of America, and with the brokerage firm Smith Barney.
Bill is well suited for a career in finance and is fascinated by economic history, contemporary economic systems, corporate strategy, and the unique political, economic, and moral-cultural ethos that leads to wealth creation in some nations and poverty and stagnation in others. These trends can persist for generations.
Bill was born in northern Ohio, raised in southern Florida, and resides in Lakeland with his wife of more than 20 years. He has two college age sons and a daughter in high school. In his spare time, Bill enjoys family activities, an active lifestyle, and participating in his church.