When we first met Russell Young, CNB’s Columbus Market President, we were instantly impressed by his experience and education.
With over 15 years of banking experience, he served as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at several banks in the Gulfport and Jackson markets prior to joining the Citizens National Bank family. While living on the Gulf Coast, Russell was recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 “One Coast” Award and Rotarian of the Year by the Gulfport Rotary Club.
A native of Columbus, Russell is a graduate of Columbus High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree as well as his MBA degree from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Having chosen Russell to serve as our Bank’s Columbus Market President, we’re equally impressed by the unique qualities that make him such a great fit for our customers. Russell is still as “down-home” of a guy as you would find anywhere. He enjoys spending time with his two children and watching Mississippi State sports, as well as hunting, fishing, grilling, and enjoying live music. In fact, he also enjoys strumming on the guitar a little bit himself.
As he strives to give his customers the best of service, Russell is known for being detail-oriented, organized, and a good listener. When asked why people would want to bank with him, he commented that he is driven to support his customers in reaching their personal and professional goals and excels at helping them to plan for the future. A true relationship builder, Russell says he always strives to be honest, loyal, and genuine to his customers who place their trust in his expertise.
We invite you to stop by and visit with Russell today. He would love to meet you and help you discover the many ways that our Bank can provide value to you in your banking relationship.