NASHVILLE, TN . — Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Company (CSB&T) announced today the hire of Jeffery W. McGruder, II as Chief Relationship Officer. As part of CSB&T’s executive team, McGruder will help deliver a creative and effective client experience, while developing corporate and community relationships across the state.
Citizens’ President & CEO, Sergio Ora, said, “We are very pleased and excited about Jeff joining the Citizens Savings Bank executive management team as Chief Relationship Officer. Jeff’s background and experience in business development and relationship management will be extremely valuable as we transform Citizens Bank into a progressive and customer-centric financial services company.”
“The times are different, but the needs remain the same and the community is counting on the next generation to keep the vision and the bank relevant,” said Richard Manson, Chairman of the Board.
This hire aligns with the bank’s focus on strengthening client and community relationships while expanding wealth management product and service offerings.
With more than 20 years of banking experience, McGruder has created and led consultant teams for local and regional banks and served as a development liaison to numerous local nonprofits. He most recently worked as a Financial Advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners, where he managed a client portfolio of business and private banking assets.
McGruder holds a Bachelor of Education in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Master’s of Business Administration and Corporate Healthcare from Trevecca Nazarene University.