We are excited to welcome Stacy M. Brantley as our new President and CEO beginning February 13, 2023. We will greatly miss our current President and CEO Greg McKee, who joined the bank over 40 years ago, and retired on January 31, 2023. Greg will remain as President and CEO of Citizens Holding Company. During his tenure, he grew the bank into one of the largest and most well-known community banks in the state of Mississippi. He also helped shape community banking serving as chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2019-2020.
“We conducted a national search for our next CEO, and Stacy quickly rose to the top of a very competitive candidate slate,” said Hub King, board chairman at The Citizens Bank. “We are thrilled to have Stacy lead our organization through its next chapter of growth and maturity, and I look forward to working with him.”
“The Citizens Bank has an outstanding reputation throughout the state of Mississippi, and I am excited to continue the bank’s commitment to each of the communities we serve,” said Stacy M. Brantley, the new President and CEO of The Citizens Bank. “I look forward to partnering with the exceptional team of bankers at The Citizens Bank and continuing the tradition of dedicated customer service and support.”
Mr. Brantley brings over 25 years of diverse banking and executive leadership experience. Prior to joining The Citizens Bank, Brantley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for Morris Bank of Georgia where he oversaw all lending and branch sales.
“I believe strongly in family-oriented teams and performance cultures. When employees care about each other, they work together to best serve customers. The Citizens Bank is exactly that type of organization,” said Brantley.