Citizens National Bank promotes current leaders to new positions within company
Citizens National Bank, a Central Texas community financial institution announced three leadership promotions at this month’s board meeting.
Steven M. Wise was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President. Wise has been with Citizens National Bank since 2009. His CNB career began as a Regional Credit Manager and he quickly worked his way up to becoming the Chief Lending Officer in 2012. In the CLO role, Steven saw the loan portfolio grow from nearly $100 million to $290 million.
Wise was named the President in 2019 and as of Jan 1, 2021, he has been promoted to CEO and President. Steven brings with him his passion for leadership, relationship banking and investments in team members. He is committed to supporting a positive culture that encourages bank growth.
Evan Morrison was appointed as the Chief Lending Officer. Evan is a 5th generation member of the Smith family who founded the bank in 1900. He has been with CNB since 2020 and will focus on growth initiatives while preserving asset quality. “Evan’s positive energy and business development skills will be an asset in achieving CNB’s growth goals,” said Wise.
Jim Morse has been appointed as the Portfolio Risk Manager. In this role, he will be involved in loan portfolio, concentration risk management, analysis, and credit review. According to Wise, “Jim’s experience as a previous CCO will be instrumental in administering how we monitor credit risks.” Jim has been the Rockdale Branch President for nearly two years and will continue to retain his role as Branch President.