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Citizens Bank & Trust Names Amy Stavely to Lead Downtown Lakeland Office

Citizens Bank & Trust Names Amy Stavely to Lead Downtown Lakeland Office

LAKE WALES, FL – Amy Stavely has joined Citizens Bank & Trust as Vice President and Office Manager. She will lead the office in the heart of Downtown Lakeland, located […]
Dustin Weeder

Dustin Weeder Joins Citizens Bank & Trust Wealth Management Team

LAKE WALES, FL – Dustin Weeder has joined Citizens Bank & Trust as Investment Portfolio Manager. He is part of the growing Wealth Management team, and will provide his expertise to […]

New Plant City Office Now Open – Temporary Office Set to Close August 11

The new permanent Plant City office location of Citizens Bank & Trust is now open. The office is located at 3019 James L Redman Pkwy. The Bank’s temporary location at […]
Michelle "Missy" Joyce

Michelle “Missy” Joyce Joins Citizens Bank & Trust Private Banking Team

LAKE WALES, FL – Michelle “Missy” Joyce has joined Citizens Bank & Trust as Vice President and Private Banking Officer. She will work in the Winter Haven office and serve […]
Tom Lloyd

Tom Lloyd Joins Citizens Financial Group as Financial Advisor

LAKE WALES, FL – Tom Lloyd has joined Citizens Financial Group (CFG), a subsidiary of Citizens Bank & Trust. Tom is an Infinex Financial Advisor within CFG and brings over […]
Brian Marbutt

Brian Marbutt Selected as Lake Wales Charter Schools Trustee

LAKE WALES, FL – Brian Marbutt was sworn in as a new member of the Lake Wales Charter Schools Board of Trustees on June 12. The nominating committee submitted his […]
Darbi Vanderford

Get to Know: Darbi Vanderford-Fulton

Darbi Vanderford-Fulton is the Business Development Officer at our Plant City office. She brings over twenty years of relationship banking experience to Citizens Bank & Trust. A third-generation resident of […]

Citizens Bank & Trust Recognized as Fastest Growing Community Bank in Tampa Bay for 2022

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust was recognized in a recent Tampa Bay Business Journal article as the fastest growing community bank in Tampa Bay for 2022. The […]
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Citizens Bank & Trust Breaks Ground on Plant City Office

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust held a groundbreaking ceremony August 26 for the Bank’s Plant City office, located on James L. Redman Parkway near Johnson Road. The […]
Mindy Schneider

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

Mindy 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 […]
Sandra Couch

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

LAKE 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. […]

Citizens Bank & Trust Receives FDIC Approval for New Office in Plant City

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust has received full regulatory approval to open a new office in Plant City. The new office will be the second Bank location […]
Greg Littleton

Greg Littleton Named Banker of the Year by Florida Bankers Association

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 […]
Randy Stolberg

Randy Stolberg joins Citizens Bank & Trust as Commercial Lender for Valrico/Brandon Market

Randy Stolberg has recently joined Citizens Bank & Trust as First Vice President and Market Executive for the Valrico/Brandon market. The Valrico office, located at 1016 Bloomingdale Avenue, opened in […]
Tiffany Achille

Citizens Bank & Trust Selects Tiffany Achille to Lead New Valrico Office Location

Tiffany Achille has been selected to lead the Valrico office location of Citizens Bank & Trust. The office, located at 1016 Bloomingdale Avenue, opened in November and marks the Bank’s […]
Jeffery Johnson

Citizens Bank & Trust Promotes Jeffery Johnson to Lead Dundee Office

LAKE WALES, FL – Jeffery 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 […]
Sofia Bellette

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

LAKE WALES, FL – Sofia Belette has been promoted to Office Manager for the growing Ft. Meade market. Citizens Bank & Trust is the only banking institution in the city. […]

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

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 […]
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Citizens Bank & Trust Extends Family-Owned Bank into Hillsborough, Pasco Counties

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust announced today that an agreement is in place with Hillsboro Bank to acquire its Valrico and Dade City offices. The offices are […]
100 Days of Giving Initiative Recap

100 Days of Giving Initiative Recap

As part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, Citizens Bank & Trust was pleased to provide an opportunity for 29 qualified Polk County non-profit organizations to benefit from part of a […]
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Citizens Bank & Trust Shifts Management Roles

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust has adjusted some of its management roles at the bank’s corporate level. “As we continually evaluate successful leadership and management potential in […]
Lyndsey Novotny

Lyndsey Novotny Joins Citizens Bank & Trust as Vice President and Haines City Office Manager

LAKELAND, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust Lyndsey Novotny has been hired as Vice President / Office Manager for the Haines City Office. Ms. Novotny brings over 21 years of experience […]
Marianne George

Marianne George Joins Citizens Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President and Marketing Director

Lake Wales, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of Marianne George as Assistant Vice President and Marketing Director. As Marketing […]
100 Days of Giving

Citizens Bank & Trust Announces $100,000 Grant Fund 100 Days of Giving: Assisting Local Non-Profits Serving Polk County

LAKE WALES, FL – As part of its 100-year anniversary celebration, Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce 100 Days of Giving, an opportunity for qualified Polk County non-profit […]
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Blood Donation

Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Citizens Bank & Trust’s South Lakeland location. 5850 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, FL 33813 All donors will receive a […]
Small Business Relief

Over $100 Million in Small Business Relief in Polk County

It has been an honor to serve the small business community during this time of urgent need. Citizens Bank & Trust has processed and obtained approval for nearly 700 loans […]
COVID-19 Update

Transitioning Operations to Drive-Thru

A message from our President / CEO, Greg Littleton     The health, safety and security of our customers and employees is our top priority. Keeping that commitment top of […]

In Response to COVID-19

Just like many of you, we are also closely monitoring new developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). The health and safety of our customers, employees and communities are of the utmost […]
Brian Yates

Brian Yates joins Citizens Bank & Trust as Sr. VP/Small Business Lending Director

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Yates as Senior Vice President and Small Business Director. As Small Business Director, Brian […]

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO LAKELAND ADVISORY BOARD

Lakeland, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust, is excited to announce the newest members recently added to the Lakeland Advisory Board “Citizens Bank & Trust is fortunate to have this […]

Citizens Bank & Trust Named Official Bank of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce a community partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County. “We are so excited and proud […]
Management Changes

Citizens Bank & Trust Shifts Roles; Makes New Hire

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is pleased to announce changes to our mortgage lending team and two new office managers. Amanda Ambrose Hurles, former VP Office Manager […]
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CITIZENS BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES FT. MEADE ADVISORY BOARD

Ft. Meade, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is excited to announce the members of their newly formed Ft. Meade Advisory Board. “BB&T recently announced plans to close their Ft. […]
South Lakeland Ground Breaking

Ground-breaking Ceremony for South Lakeland Office

Citizens Bank & Trust was excited to host a ground-breaking ceremony this morning for their newest office which will be located in South Lakeland. The South Lakeland location will be […]
Best of the Best

Best of the Best

We are so honored to have been named Best Bank for the third year in a row at last night’s The Ledger’s Best of the Best awards. We are proud […]
Bankers Cup Award

Bankers Cup Award

Congratulations to our President, Greg Littleton, and one of our favorite friends, Chris Hazelwood, on being honored with the Bankers Cup award last night. As Man and Woman of the […]

Business After Hours, Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge, Jeep & Ram

2018 Business After Hours – Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram, 8/21/18 2018 Business After Hours – Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram, 8/21/18 Name: 2018 Business After […]
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Greg Littleton

Greg Littleton was born in Winter Haven and grew up in Auburndale. His story isn’t one about someone who came to Central Florida for good weather, or about the person […]

Maxcy Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Maxcy Foundation has awarded scholarships to Layton Bracey, Calvary Baptist Church Academy; Alex Fagan, Lakeland High; Courtney Lofgren, McKeel Academy; Zach Marbutt, Lake Wales High; Ross Persichetti, Auburndale High, […]

19th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Luau After Hours

Enjoy an evening of sampling, sipping, and mingling! Every April, Citizens Bank & Trust hosts the Luau, held "on the deck" at Citizens Bank & Trust Downtown, to celebrate and thank loyal investors. This year, the Lakeland Chamber and Citizens Bank & Trust celebrate our 19th year! A party atmosphere, with food samples, live music, photo booth by Well Done Events, and complimentary beverages courtesy of Bernie Little Distributors and Tucker's Southside.

Wesley Barnett Joins the Citizens Bank & Trust Board

LAKELAND, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust is excited to announce that Wesley Barnett, of Lakeland Hospitality Group, is joining their Board of Directors. Wesley Barnett is a native of […]

CB&T’s Executive VP / Chief Operating Officer, Weymon Snuggs, Introduced as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

Citizens Bank & Trust’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Weymon Snuggs, was introduced as the chairman of the board of directors for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce at […]

Citizens Bank & Trust Wins Philanthropic Corporation of the Year

LAKELAND, FL – The Greater Polk County Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates National Philanthropy Day by recognizing and honoring individuals and organizations who make their work in […]

Citizens Bank & Trust wins the 2017 Champions Cup as Community Service Business of the Year

The Champions Cup and Spirit of Bartow Awards are given by The Bartow Chamber of Commerce and BEDC to recognize and honor businesses/organizations that have championed exemplary best practices and […]

Citizens Bank & Trust was Recognized as an Employer of Distinction

Citizens Bank & Trust was recognized as an Employer of Distinction at the CareerSource Polk Best Places to Work Annual Meeting. Congratulations to all the winners. Polk County has the Best Employers and […]

Steve McCullough Graduates from Leadership Winter Haven

Congratulations to Steve McCullough, Residential Mortgage Manager, on graduating from Leadership Winter Haven Class 37. Steve is shown here with Donna Sheehan, who served as chairman of this year’s class.

Chad Tagtow, Receives the Polk Emerging Leader award

We are very proud of our Chief Information Officer, Chad Tagtow, for receiving the Polk Emerging Leader award last night. The award is presented by the three young professional organizations […]

Easy Access

Our Mobile Banking Services provide 24/7 access to your Citizens Bank & Trust accounts through your tablet or smartphone. This gives you the ability to conveniently pay your bills, check your balances, make transfers, deposit checks and much more while on the go.