Russell Young has joined Citizens National Bank as Columbus market president.
With more than 15 years of banking experience, Young has been employed since December 2015 with The First, a national banking association, in Gulfport.
During his career at The First, he served in the position of senior vice president and commercial lender. In addition, he was active in the Gulf Coast community.
He was recognized as a Top 10 under 40 “One Coast” Award recipient and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast. Since 2017, Young served as the Rotary Club’s treasurer. The Gulfport Rotary Club also recognized him as Rotarian of the Year for their 2017-18 term. He was also on the board of directors for the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Gulf Coast and served as treasurer and vice president of the Gulfport Business Club.
Prior to his employment at The First, he served as a vice president and commercial lender for Charter Bank in Gulfport. He also has prior experience with Regions Bank in Jackson as a vice president and relationship manager.
Young is a native of Columbus and a graduate of Columbus High School. He received a bachelor of business administration degree, as well as his MBA, from Mississippi State University. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.