Citizens National Bank believes every small business deserves a dependable and hardworking Senior Relationship Banker to help them achieve their goals. For years now, Danny Russell has been a valuable asset to the Meridian team. He started as a credit analyst which gave him the opportunity to familiarize himself with the entire Meridian region of relationships. During this time he also succeeded in becoming a 2013 Leadership Lauderdale graduate. Danny believes that the time he spent in Credit Administration gave him the tools he needed to be a successful Relationship Banker.
With a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, Danny has obtained the knowledge needed to help his clients grow their business and become successful in their endeavors. He believes his combination of Credit Administration and Relationship Banking gives him the opportunity to "see the customer as a whole, making it that much easier to get a loan approved and funded as soon as possible." Danny wants all of his customers to feel comfortable with him by knowing he will do everything he can to make their business thrive.
The value of a full banking relationship is very important to Danny. He states, "Whether my customers are looking to retire or start a new business, I can make sure that they have the tools they need to protect and grow their financial well-being."
Danny is the youngest of his family of five. He states, "My family has always played an integral part in my life, and I will always appreciate the love and support they have given me throughout my life."
During his free time, Danny partakes in activities with such groups as the Young Professionals of Meridian and also enjoys volunteering for a new educational program called The Meridian Freedom Project. He also serves as Board President for the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi and is Treasurer of the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation. In 2019, Danny was recognized by Meridian Home and Style as one of Meridian's Top 20 Under 40. His idea of a good time is a relaxing day at home. He also enjoys relaxing, fishing, or just playing guitar at the lake on the weekends. He currently attends Central United Methodist Church.
Danny considers his greatest accomplishment to be the time and effort spent to achieve a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. He believes that the knowledge attained and the efforts spent have helped pave his way to a successful career with Citizens National Bank and his clients.
He states, "Every time I meet a customer, I want them to feel comfortable with me and know that I am 100% available for them, whether it's a weekend visit or a weekday evening call."
Danny is seen as an outgoing and trustworthy person that loves life, family, and friends. So let Danny help take your business to the next level with his expertise and energetic drive.