Mindy Schneider Named Officer/Branch Manager for Citizens Bank & Trust Dade City Office

Friday, August 12th, 2022

Mindy SchneiderMindy Schneider has been promoted to Bank Officer and Branch Manager of the Dade City office location of Citizens Bank & Trust. The office, located at 13844 7th Street, marks the Bank’s first entry into Pasco County.

A fifth-generation native of Dade City, Ms. Schneider began her banking career in 2006, starting as a teller and working her way up to Branch Manager. With an extensive background in the Dade City market, she has participated in a variety of events in support of local nonprofits. She serves on the board of directors for The Thomas Promise Foundation, which seeks to provide food to children in Pasco County through a weekly backpack program. She considers the most rewarding part of her banking career to be spending time with customers and working to find banking solutions to fit their specific needs.

“We are excited to have Mindy as part of the Citizens Bank & Trust family. Dade City is a growing area, with both residential and commercial development. Her extensive knowledge of the Dade City area and community involvement will help us to continue to grow in this market,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President and CEO Greg Littleton. “Mindy and her team look forward to working with both current and new customers to build strong relationships and becoming a strong partner in the community.”

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. Citizens Bank & Trust operates 17 full-service offices in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. The Bank proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, and investments and trust services.

The Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the Bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner.

Citizens Bank & Trust is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Citizens Bank & Trust Names Sandra Couch to Lead New Plant City Office

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

Sandra CouchLAKE WALES, FL – Sandra Couch has been named to lead the new Plant City office location of Citizens Bank & Trust. A temporary office, located at 1803A James L. Redman Parkway, opened June 21. New construction on a permanent building, located approximately one mile south of the temporary office, is expected to begin later this year.

With over 30 years of retail management experience, including 16 years in banking, Ms. Couch has spent the last six years working in the Plant City market. Her community service includes work with the Plant City Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Diversity Council, and as a Community Ambassador for the Plant City Business Advisory board. She is passionate about working with customers one-on-one to determine the right banking solutions to meet their needs. Her dedication to the banking industry extends beyond the bank office, as she enjoys working with students and senior citizens to teach sound banking and credit principles.

“We are delighted to have Sandra join our team at Citizens Bank & Trust. Her mission to provide the highest levels of personalized customer service aligns with our banking philosophy,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President and CEO Greg Littleton. “She and her experienced team look forward to building strong relationships and growing partnerships in the community.”

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. Citizens Bank & Trust operates 17 full-service offices in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. The Bank proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, and investments and trust services.

The Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the Bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner.

Citizens Bank & Trust Promotes Jeffery Johnson to Lead Dundee Office

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Jeffery Johnson

LAKE WALES, FLJeffery Johnson has been promoted to Office Manager and will serve the Dundee market.

Mr. Johnson brings 12 years of experience in banking to his new role, most recently serving as the Assistant Office Manager in the Lake Wales office. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Polk State College and completed the Bank’s Leadership and Management program. A lifelong Florida resident, he has a passion for serving others and the community.

“Jeffery began his career at Citizens Bank & Trust as a Customer Service Representative in the Dundee office, and his leadership while serving in our Lake Wales office and during our recent systems upgrade will serve him in growing business relationships in the community,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President and CEO Greg Littleton. “We are pleased to have him return to Dundee in a key leadership role.”

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. Citizens Bank & Trust operates 16 full-service offices in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. The Bank proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, investments and trust services.

The Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner.

Citizens Bank & Trust Promotes Sofia Belette to Lead Ft. Meade Office

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Sophia BeletteLAKE WALES, FLSofia Belette has been promoted to Office Manager for the growing Ft. Meade market. Citizens Bank & Trust is the only banking institution in the city.

With over 20 years in banking, Ms. Belette joined Citizens Bank & Trust in 2020 as the Assistant Office Manager in Bartow. She is a graduate of both Miami Dade College and the University of Florida – Florida School of Banking, and is fluent in English and Spanish. She previously worked in the Ft. Meade market and looks forward to getting involved in the community.

“Over the last few years, the growth of the Ft. Meade office under Valerie Tillmon’s leadership created the need for a full-time Office Manager,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President and CEO Greg Littleton. “Sofia’s leadership in the Bartow office, combined with her previous experience in Ft. Meade, make her a great fit for the newly created position.”

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. Citizens Bank & Trust operates 16 full-service offices in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. The Bank proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, investments and trust services.

The Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner.

Citizens Bank & Trust Receives FDIC Approval for Expansion into Hillsborough, Pasco Counties

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust has received full regulatory approval to acquire the Valrico and Dade City offices of The Bank of Tampa. These offices, formerly owned by Hillsboro Bank, are located in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, respectively. This move represents the first expansion outside Polk County, Florida for Citizens Bank & Trust.

“This is such an exciting time for us at Citizens Bank & Trust,” said Greg Littleton, President and CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust. “We have served the people of Polk County for the past century. We look forward to welcoming these new customers to the Citizens Bank & Trust family and developing new business and personal relationships within both communities.” Hillsboro Bank customers were previously notified of the pending acquisition of the Valrico and Dade City office locations. Both offices are expected to open for business as Citizens Bank & Trust on November 1, 2021.

About Citizens Bank & Trust:
Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. The Bank currently operates 14 full-service offices throughout Polk County, and proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, investments and trust services.

Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the Bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner. For more information, visit us at www.citizens-bank.com.