The Citizens Bank, a community bank based in Batesville, announced on March 1 the appointment of Adam Mitchell as president. Mitchell will work alongside CEO Phil Baldwin to lead the strategic growth of The Citizens Bank throughout Arkansas. He will continue to be based in Little Rock, where his efforts are expected to be instrumental in expanding the bank’s central Arkansas footprint.
Mitchell has nearly 20 years of experience in the banking industry, 17 of which have been at Simmons Bank. In his most recent role as executive vice president and chief retail officer, Mitchell had oversight for branch performance, staffing, and service and sales delivery for more than 190 locations across seven states. He was also responsible for the treasury management sales team across the system. Prior to taking on this executive role, Mitchell was the central Arkansas community president at Simmons, where he managed the bank’s largest division with more than $1 billion in assets.
Mitchell has been a key player in Simmons’ growth, systems development, acquisition strategy and the successful integration of those acquired banks and their staff into its operations.
Mitchell graduated from Hendrix College in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking, as well as the Wharton Leadership Academy.
The Citizens Bank was founded in 1953 by a group of Batesville business leaders and currently has 19 locations across Arkansas.
Published in Bankers Digest March 12, 2018