Scott Sills Achieves Certification from the ABA

Scott Sills, Chief Marketing Officer, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association.

Archie McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens National Bank, recently commented:  “Earning the CFMP designation validates Scott’s experience and depth of education in the bank marketing arena.  Scott is highly intelligent, energetic and has an unquestioned work ethic.  He sets the tone for our special brand of community banking that can’t be matched or duplicated by any other financial institution.  It’s been such a privilege to watch him grow in this position that is critical to our success.”

The CFMP certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. To qualify for the CFMP certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the marketing profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CFMP exam covers many areas including financial principles, laws and regulations, market research, characteristics of marketing plans, and marketing components.

Sills is currently serving in his twenty-seventh year with Citizens National Bank.  He has served in a number of capacities over his career with the Bank including working in the Meridian, Waynesboro and Hattiesburg markets as well as serving as North Regional President before moving into the role of Chief Marketing Officer.  Active in the community, Sills serves on the Executive Committee of the Choctaw Area Council of Boy Scouts, and is a Board member of MPACT, which is a ministry in Trinidad.  He and his family are members of First Baptist Church in Meridian where he serves as a Deacon and a Youth Sunday School teacher, as well as a member of the Pastoral Search Committee.  He is also a member of the Church’s Finance Committee.

Citizens National Bank is an independent, Mississippi-owned community bank, which has 26 bank locations in the following Mississippi communities: Meridian, Ridgeland, Madison, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Waynesboro, Columbus, Macon, Kosciusko, Carthage, Philadelphia, Quitman, Southaven, and Olive Branch.

The Bank has assets in excess of $1.3 billion and manages over $1 billion in its Wealth Management Division, which is committed to assisting clients with the accumulation, preservation and transfer of wealth.