January 22, 2024, Citizens Bank of West Virginia commemorated the organization’s 100th anniversary. Established in 1924, during the era that ushered in following World War I, its founders focused on the mission of assisting the financial needs of its depositors, large and small, who were mostly employed in the prospering timber, coal, and railroad industries in Randolph County.
Immersed in a century of historical significance of providing quality financial products and services for the communities it serves, Citizens is extremely proud of its many bank firsts it brought to the region including the first drive-in window, trust department, drive-thru, ATM, and mobile banking.
Citizens Bank of West Virginia President & CEO Nathaniel S. Bonnell recently announced Anthony N. Ricottilli has joined the organization as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He will also serve as Treasurer of Citizens Financial Corp., the Bank’s holding company.
Ricottilli brings extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting, and banking.
“We are excited to welcome Anthony to the Citizens Bank team as our new CFO,” said Bonnell. “He is a results-driven leader with a deep understanding of the banking industry. We look forward to his contributions and insights as we continue to grow, succeed, and build on our 100-year history.”
Citizens Bank of West Virginia has claimed another top national ranking, with the recent announcement that the bank has ranked #7 as one of the country’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker magazine and Best Companies Group. The bank moved up 12 spaces in 2023 on the leaderboard, ranking #19 in 2022 on the prestigious list.
Each year, participating financial institutions with at least 50 employees are evaluated on their workplace practices and policies. Additionally, employees are surveyed to assess overall workplace attitudes and experiences. Combined scores determine the final best banks ranking.