Forty Under 40: Justin Teague

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Class of 2023 Forty Under 40 Justin Teague Vice President of Centralized Underwriting Citizens Bank, Rogers

Justin Teague is successful because he doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s risen to the challenges that come from having a highly neurodivergent mindset and believes his most significant achievement is persevering to “get where I am today.” In his position, he oversees all non-real estate loans for Citizens Bank.

Growing up in El Dorado, Teague earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He gives credit to his father for his influence in Teague’s life.

Teague graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia in 2009 with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he was an infantry officer/Army 1st Lieutenant in the military and was stationed at Fort Drum in New York before being deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. After completing his military service, a family member introduced him to the idea of banking, and he went to work for Citizens Bank in Batesville in 2014. His roles at Citizens Bank have included retail banking, loan clerk and credit analyst.

When the bank ventured into the Northwest Arkansas market and opened a loan production office in Fayetteville in 2016, Teague accepted a credit analyst position in the new office. He became a commercial loan officer in 2021.

Currently serving as a board member of the bank’s holding company, Teague is also a 2017 Citizens Bank’s Edge Class alumni. He participated in NWA Emerging Leaders and was part of Leadership Benton County 2021.

Teague is Sergeant of Arms for the Rotary Club of Rogers and is on the security team at First Baptist Rogers. He’s been a chamber ambassador for the Rogers Lowell Chamber and was on the Independence County search and rescue dive team.