Batesville-chartered Citizens Bank has hired Rob Woods to lead operations in its Rogers and Bentonville markets in Northwest Arkansas. The bank has one Benton County office at 3350 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers.
“Citizens Bank is a financially strong and award-winning bank, providing big bank tools and services, with community bank touch and service,” Woods said in a statement. “This opportunity provides the unique ability to do something that is rare in today’s banking world, and that is provide small-town banking, the way it used to be. We strive to cultivate deep relationships with clients of all sizes.”
Woods previously worked as a vice president and commercial lender at Arvest Bank and has held multiple positions throughout his 30-year banking career. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
“The addition of Rob as Rogers and Bentonville city president is a gamechanger for Citizens Bank,” regional president Vernon Scott said in a statement. “His impeccable reputation and tenure as a banker in Northwest Arkansas make him the perfect addition to our team. We are fortunate to have him and look forward to continued success as he grows his team and the market.”
Citizens Bank has 21 Arkansas locations. According to the most recent data available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the bank has assets of $1.11 billion.