Bailey Hartel has joined Citizens National Bank’s West Hattiesburg Banking Centre as a Vice President and Relationship Banker. With 12 years of experience as a Bank Examiner for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, Hartel served as the lead examiner for multiple publicly traded banks and gained valuable expertise in the evaluation of credit, balance sheet structure, and financial condition of banks. He also specialized in trust compliance, investment, and wealth management practices.
Throughout his career, he has achieved numerous levels of certification through the American Bankers Association Trust School and is a 2015 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. His community service includes serving as a Deacon and Director of the Bible Fellowship Class at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration, also earned his MBA from the University in 2009. As a member of USM’s Baseball team in 2006 and 2007, Hartel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the University’s M-Club.
Kevin Brewer, South Mississippi Regional President, recently commented, “We are very excited to have Bailey join Citizens National Bank. he brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous experience that will complement our team very nicely. Bailey’s ties to the Hattiesburg community, along with his love for building relationships with people and his desire to help them be successful will be a great formula for success. We are very excited to have Bailey join our team,” Brewer said.
Founded in 1888, Citizens National Bank is currently celebrating 133 years of service as an independent, Mississippi-owned community bank with locations in the following Mississippi communities: Meridian, Philadelphia, Quitman, Ridgeland, Madison, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Waynesboro, Columbus, Macon, Kosciusko, Carthage, Olive Branch, and Southaven.
The Bank has assets in excess of $1.5 billion and manages over $1.5 billion in its Wealth Management Division, which is committed to assisting clients with the accumulation, preservation, and transfer of wealth. Learn more about Citizens National Bank by visiting www.yourcnb.com.