LAFAYETTE – Citizens Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Dr. Jon Alan Long and Eugene London, Jr.
“Both of our newest board members embody the spirit of our communities and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table,” said Pete Williston, Citizens Bank CEO. “We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen our local communities in Tennessee.”
Long resides in Carthage and currently runs his own dental practice. Long is a 1993 graduate of Smith County High School and holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Tennessee, along with a degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry at Memphis. For the last 19 years, Long has practiced dentistry in Smith County. He has also served on the advisory board for Smith County Bank since 2003. Long and his wife, Heather, have three children: Ashby, Augusta, and Max.
“I think that my recent experience with the Smith County Bank Advisory Board will serve me and the bank well as I serve as a director for Citizens Bank,” said Long. “I look forward to contributing on many levels and being part of a community focused bank.”
London serves as the president of Systems Integration / Modeling & Simulation, Inc., and is a resident of Tullahoma. London is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He brings vast civic experience that includes serving as vice chairman of American City Bank, Traders Bank Advisory Board, Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce president, Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation secretary and Motlow College Foundation director. London and his wife, Darlene, have four children.
“Community involvement is important to me, and that is what brought me to Citizens Bank,” said London. “I see a vital role that community banks play in our area and am happy to bring my expertise to further Citizens Bank’s success.”
Citizens Bank was founded in Lafayette in 1909 and has 19 locations in 10 counties in Middle Tennessee. The bank has grown to $940 million in assets and is now the 21st largest bank headquartered in the state of Tennessee.