Citizens Commerce announces officer promotions
Citizens Commerce President and CEO, Michelle Oxley, is pleased to announce the following officer promotions: Mr. William P. Wilson Jr., Executive Vice President, Credit Administration; Mr. Eli Barber, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer; Mr. Mark Yates, Lexington Market President; and Ms. Carol Rich, Sr. Vice President Operations.
Mr. Wilson, Chief Credit Officer, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He has over 40 years of commercial banking experience. Mr. Wilson joined Citizens Commerce in 2012.
Mr. Barber serves as the bank’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has been employed with Citizens Commerce in a variety of rolls since 2003. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance from Georgetown College, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Barber was named an Emerging Leader by the Kentucky Bankers Association in 2016.
Mr. Yates has been a commercial lender with Citizens Commerce since 2011. He is a graduate from the University of Kentucky where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. As Lexington Market President, he will head the expansion efforts into the Lexington market.
Ms. Rich serves as the Senior Operations Officer for the bank. She has a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.
Ms. Rich started with Citizens Commerce in 2012.
Citizens Commerce is a $230.0 million community bank, serving Woodford, Franklin and Jessamine Counties. A Lexington office is scheduled to openJune 1 at 4097 Nichols Park, located next to Lowe’s on Nicholasville Road.