Meridian Star


June 30, 2013

Johnson joins Citizens National Bank

MERIDIAN —     Richard H. Johnson, Jr., has joined Citizens National Bank’s corporate office in Meridian as the bank’s Chief Human Resources Officer.  

    Linda May, the bank’s Chief Human Resources Officer for the past 14 years, has announced her plans to retire later this year.

    Johnson’s experience in the financial services industry includes positions as an Employee Relations Consultant with Charter One Mortgage in Richmond, Va., and Washington Mutual in Lake Worth, Fla. He also has prior experience as a recruiter for NationsBank in both Richmond, Va., and  Miami, Fla., and on the municipal level as a Personnel Analyst for the City of West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Johnson most recently served as Director of Human Resources for Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tenn. Prior to his employment with Gateway, he was employed with Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La., serving as both a Human Resources Manager and Human Resources Manager Consultant for two of Ochsner's acute health care facilities during his employment there.

    A graduate of Bethel University in McKenzie Tenn., with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Johnson also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Birmingham-Southern College. In addition to his degrees, he earned the certification of a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute.

    Richard and his wife, Kasey, have two daughters: Emma, is 10 years old, and Anna, is 3 years old.

    Archie McDonnell, Jr., President and CEO of Citizens National Bank, said: “I am excited about someone of Richard’s caliber, both personally and professionally, joining our team. His extensive experience in both the financial and healthcare services industries will also be a tremendous asset to our company."

    Citizens National Bank is an independent, Mississippi-owned bank which has 27 bank locations throughout the state of Mississippi in cities such as Meridian, Ridgeland, Madison, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Waynesboro, Columbus, Macon, Kosciusko, Carthage, Philadelphia, Quitman, Southaven and Olive Branch.

    The bank currently has assets in excess of $1 billion and is celebrating its 125th year of operation in 2013.

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