LAKE WALES, FL – Greg Littleton, President and CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust, has been named 2022 Banker of the Year by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest level of commitment to both the banking industry and service to his or her community. Littleton was recognized at the FBA’s annual meeting, held in Orlando.
Littleton currently serves as immediate past chair for the BancServ, Inc. Board of Directors and is beginning his second term on the government relations council. BancServ is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the Florida Bankers Association. He previously served a two-year term as board chair for BancServ, which included a concurrent term on the FBA Board of Directors. Prior to being named board chair in 2019, Littleton served on the BankServ board for six years.
With service to FBA dating back to 2003, Littleton previously served two terms on Florida BankPac, the association’s nonprofit political action committee, and two years on the FBA board.
In addition to his service with the FBA, Littleton is vice chair of the Polk State College District Board of Trustees. Initially appointed to the board in 2007, he has previously served as both vice chair and chair. He is immediate past chair for the United Way of Central Florida and serves on the AdventHealth Board of Directors. Littleton’s community involvement also includes past and present key leadership roles with the Bartow Economic Development Council, Central Florida Development Council, Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, Lake Wales Arts Council, Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce, Polk Museum of Art, and Polk Vision. Citizens Bank & Trust supports organizations and events throughout the Bank’s service area of Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties.
Littleton received his Associate of Arts degree from Polk State College in 1987, then attended Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee. He graduated cum laude in 1989 with a degree in Finance. He is also a 2001 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He joined Citizens Bank & Trust in 1997 and was named president in 2001.
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, 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.