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LEADERSHIP

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Citizens Bank management team is made up of seasoned individuals committed to delivering superior financial solutions and gold standard service to both consumer and business customers.

Our success stems from the experience, leadership, professionalism and vision of our management and staff:

Nathaniel Bonnell

Nathaniel S. Bonnell, CPA

President & CEO

Nathaniel S. Bonnell, CPA

As President & CEO, Nathaniel Bonnell is responsible for the development and execution of the Bank’s strategic objectives and goals. He provides leadership, direction and guidance for all functions of the bank.

Nathaniel graduated from Davis & Elkins College as valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting & Management, and received a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and WV Society of CPAs.

A 2014 graduate of Leadership West Virginia, he was named to the WV Executive Magazine Young Guns Class of 2020. He has been named Business Man of the Year by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, and Outstanding Young Alumnus at Davis & Elkins College. He has received a Merit Award for the highest score in WV on the CPA exam from the WV Society of Public Accountants.

He sits on the board of directors for the Randolph County Development Authority and is a member of the board of trustees of Davis & Elkins College. He also serves as a member of the Elkins Rotary Club, and Mercy Chapel United Methodist Church’s administrative council and finance committee. He is an Assistant Director with the Mountain State Forest Festival, a board member for the West Virginia Bankers Association, and a former Advisory board member for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

Nathaniel also serves as President of Citizens Financial Corp. – the bank’s holding company.

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Belinda Clevenger Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Belinda J. Clevenger, CPA

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Belinda J. Clevenger

Belinda Clevenger serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer and has over 28 years of audit, compliance, and accounting experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in West Virginia and has earned several designations, including the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) through the American Bankers Association; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) through the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS); Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) – both through the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from West Virginia University. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the West Virginia Society of CPAs.

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Leesa Harris

Leesa M. Harris, CTFA

Senior Vice President & Trust Officer

Leesa M. Harris, CTFA

Leesa Harris has over 40 years of banking experience and serves as Senior Vice President & Trust Officer.  She is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College, WV School of Banking, and Cannon Trust School.   She is a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) and corporate secretary of Citizens Financial Corp. – the bank’s holding company.

Leesa serves as chairman of the City of Elkins Housing Authority.  She is a member of the Elkins Rotary Club of Elkins.

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Franklin Hinzman

Franklin M. Hinzman

Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

Franklin M. Hinzman

Frank Hinzman serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, with over 30 years of banking experience.  He is responsible for leading and developing our commercial lending department.  He earned an A.S. in Business Administration from Davis & Elkins College and graduated from West Virginia Bankers School and Graduate School of Banking from LSU.

Frank is a member of Elkins Kiwanis and Home of the Soul Worship Center.

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Kathy Leombruno

Kathy K. Leombruno

Senior Vice President & Marketing Officer

Kathy K. Leombruno

Kathy Leombruno serves as Senior Vice President & Marketing Officer, with over 26 years of bank marketing experience. She earned a B.S. in Public Relations from West Virginia University School of Journalism.  A graduate of the WV School of Banking, she is a member of the American Bankers Association Marketing Network and TopNet – a collaboration of West Virginia Bankers.

Kathy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and Mountain State Forest Festival.  She represents Citizens on the Local School Improvement Council for Jennings Randolph Elementary School.  She has received the Tom Williams Award of Distinction, Chamber Person of the Year Award, and Outstanding Chamber Member Award from the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce

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Mathew E Osborne

Matthew E. Osborne

Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Matthew E. Osborne

Matt Osborne serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, with over 20 years of banking experience. He is responsible for providing oversight for our lending programs and portfolios. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Matt is a member of the Board of Directors for Woodlands Community Lenders and the inaugural class of Leadership Randolph County. He is a volunteer coach for Seneca Soccer and Elkins YMCA Jerry West Basketball.

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Anthony Ricottilli, VP & CFO

Anthony N. Ricottilli, CPA

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Anthony N. Ricottilli

Anthony Ricottilli serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial, with over 13 years of experience in banking and 28 years in accounting. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from West Virginia University. He graduated from West Virginia School of Banking and is a member of the West Virginia Society of CPAs. He also serves as Treasurer for Citizens Financial Corp., the Bank’s holding company.

He serves as treasurer of the Roaring Creek Lions Club and a CLIMB mentor, and volunteers with the Upward Basketball Program.

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Debbi Swiger

Deborah L. Swiger

Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Deborah L. Swiger

Debbi Swiger serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer and has been employed at Citizens since 2008. She oversees our bank and branch operations. She earned a B.A. in History and B.A. in Sociology from Davis & Elkins College and is a graduate of the WV Bankers School.

She was named the 2023 West Virginia Young Banker of the Year by the West Virginia Bankers Association.

Debbi volunteers as a Girl Scout assistant troop leader. She participates with the Community Bankers of West Virginia Leadership Development Group, is a member of TopNet – a collaboration of West Virginia bankers, and has been appointed to serve on a CSI Customer Advisory Board.

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Dusty Casto

Dustin J. Casto

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Dustin J. Casto

Dustin Casto serves as Vice President & Chief Information Officer and joined Citizens Bank in 2006.  He earned a Cisco Networking CCNA designation from Fred W. Eberle Technical Center and attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a member of TopNet – a collaboration of West Virginia bankers.

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Greg Harper

Greg A. Harper

Vice President of Dealer Financial Services

Greg A. Harper

Greg Harper serves as Vice President of Dealer Financial Services and has been employed at Citizens since 2001.  He earned a B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Glenville State College.  He serves as coach for Randolph County Youth Softball and is a member of its Board of Directors.

He is a manager, coach and player on the Men’s League in Parsons and the S&S Softball Men’s Tournament Traveling Team.

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Chasity Pennington

Chasity L. Pennington

Vice President & Controller

Chasity L. Pennington

Chasity Pennington serves as Vice President & Controller and has been employed at Citizens since 2005.  She earned a B.S. in Accounting from Davis & Elkins College and is a graduate of the WV Bankers School.

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Debbi Ritter

Deborah T. Ritter

Vice President & Branch Manager

Deborah T. Ritter

Debbie Ritter serves as Vice President & Branch Manager/Parsons Office and has over 40 years of banking experience.  She is a graduate of  WV School of Banking and WV Bankers School for Branch Managers.

Debbie is a member of the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce, Tucker Community Foundation, and Parsons Blue Print Community Team.

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Rebecca Schoonover

Rebecca F. Schoonover

Vice President & Financial Advisor

Rebecca F. Schoonover

Rebecca Schoonover serves as Vice President & Financial Advisor and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  She holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 66 Registrations as well as Life and Health insurance licenses. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Charleston.

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Melissa Stalnaker

Melissa D. Stalnaker

Vice President & Human Resources Officer

Melissa D. Stalnaker

Melissa Stalnaker serves as Vice President & Human Resources Officer and rejoined the Citizens staff in 2017. She is a member of TopNet – a collaboration of West Virginia bankers.

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Daniel L. Ware

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Daniel L. Ware

Dan Ware serves as Vice President & Chief Technology Officer with the additional roles of CRA Officer, Information Security Officer and Security Officer. He has been employed at Citizens since 2022. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Fairmont State University and attended the Lloyd Calvert Graduate School of Banking and Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has earned the designation of Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager III (CRVPM III).

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Assistant Vice President & Mortgage Specialist Michelle Channels

Michelle D. Channels

Assistant Vice President & Mortgage Specialist

Michelle D. Channels

Missy Channels serves as Assistant Vice President & Mortgage Specialist and has been employed at Citizens since 2000.

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Cindy DeMotto

Cindy K. DeMotto

Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager

Cindy K. DeMotto

Cindy DeMotto serves as Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager and has been employed at Citizens since 1998.

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Laura Simons

Laura K. Simons

Assistant Vice President of Deposit Operations & Facilities

Laura K. Simons

Laura Simons serves as Assistant Vice President of Deposit Operations & Facilities and has been employed at Citizens since 2000.

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