Citizens Bank Promotes Two

Citizens Bank Promotes Two
Johnny Babb, Stephanie Spain (Citizens Bank)

Citizens Bank of Batesville this week promoted Johnny Babb to vice president and senior network administrator and Stephanie Spain to assistant vice president. Spain will lead the Citizens’ Bank Secrecy Act program.

The bank said these promotions demonstrate its commitment to investing in technology and security via advances in its network infrastructure and compliance enforcement.

Babb will continue to oversee existing network configuration and maintenance as well as the design and deployment of new infrastructure. Spain will be responsible for additional review of new account activity, facilitating risk analysis, and detecting and reporting suspicious activity.

“Technology plays a key role in the strategic direction of Citizens Bank, enabling the highest quality of client service alongside cutting-edge innovation,” said Pam Jones, COO of Citizens Bank, in a news release. “Johnny challenges the status quo and works hard to lead us forward and Stephanie’s knowledge has helped build a very strong foundation for the Bank’s successful BSA program.

“In their new roles, these valuable teammates will continue to bring forward-thinking to the bank while maintaining the highest level of security and technology standards.”

Babb joined the bank in 2015 as network administrator. Previously, he was a technician at Ozark Information Service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Liberty University and several associate degrees from University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Spain joined the bank in 2014 as a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer.