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LAKE WALES, FL – Sofia Belette has been promoted to Office Manager for the growing Ft. Meade market. Citizens Bank & Trust is the only banking institution in the city.

With over 20 years in banking, Ms. Belette joined Citizens Bank & Trust in 2020 as the Assistant Office Manager in Bartow. She is a graduate of both Miami Dade College and the University of Florida – Florida School of Banking, and is fluent in English and Spanish. She previously worked in the Ft. Meade market and looks forward to getting involved in the community.

“Over the last few years, the growth of the Ft. Meade office under Valerie Tillmon’s leadership created the need for a full-time Office Manager,” said Citizens Bank & Trust President and CEO Greg Littleton. “Sofia’s leadership in the Bartow office, combined with her previous experience in Ft. Meade, make her a great fit for the newly created position.”

About Citizens Bank & Trust:

Citizens Bank & Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Banking Corporation, a one-bank holding company located in Frostproof, Florida. Citizens Bank & Trust operates 16 full-service offices in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. The Bank proudly offers a full line of banking services, including residential and commercial loans, mortgages, investments and trust services.

The Citizens Bank of Frostproof, as the bank was originally known, was established in 1920. Over the past century, and three generations of family ownership, Citizens Bank & Trust has continued its tradition as a reliable and dependable community partner.

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