Citizens taps Brantley as next CEO

Citizens taps Brantley as next CEO


Stacy M. Brantley has been named Chief Executive Officer, at The Citizens Bank, it was announced last week. He will join the bank later this month.

“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, chairman of the board. “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 Brantley, a longtime Georgia bank executive. “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.”

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.

Longtime CEO Greg McKee retired in January.

Brantley assumes the new role on Feb. 13. In the interim, the bank’s Executive Committee will handle the responsibilities of the CEO.

Chartwell Partners, a nationally recognized executive search firm, conducted the search that concluded with Brantley.

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