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Citizens announces changes





Kevin Brewer has been promoted to the position of Citizens National Bank’s South Mississippi regional president. Brewer joined the Bank in September 2009 as the Hattiesburg market president and senior relationship banker. He was previously employed with Cadence Bank in Starkville for nine years and gained experience in various credit administration roles before he was promoted to the position of vice president of commercial banking at Cadence.

While living in Starkville, Brewer served as an advisory board member for the Mississippi State University School of Business and as an executive council member for the Mississippi Young Bankers. He also served on the United Way of Oktibbeha County’s fundraising committee and as a member of the Kiwanis Club. In 2008, he was named to the Top 40 Under 40 for Oktibbeha County. In Hattiesburg, Brewer is a current member of the finance committee and advisory board for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

He and his wife, Clare, are the proud parents of two daughters. The family attends Crosspoint Community Church in Hattiesburg, where he serves on the ministry advisory team as a member of the finance committee.

Originally from Meridian, Brewer attended Meridian Community College (MCC) from 1995 to 1997. While at MCC, he played on the baseball team. In 1999, he graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s of business administration degree in real estate finance. He is also a 2007 graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking.

Also, Tom Brabston has joined Citizens National Bank in Hattiesburg as a regional senior credit officer. Brabston comes from The Citizens Bank in Hattiesburg, where he was employed as a senior commercial lender. Before joining The Citizens Bank, he served as a business banking relationship manager at Wells Fargo. He also has prior experience as a risk manager at Wachovia in Hattiesburg.

Brabston is a member of the Sertoma Club as well as the funds distribution committee for the United Way of Southeast Mississippi. He and his wife, Shelly, are members of Temple Baptist Church, where he enjoys singing in the choir and playing keyboards in the orchestra.

Brabston, who grew up in Vicksburg, graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1988 with a bachelor’s of business administration degree in economics. In 1989, he received his MBA, also from Northeast Louisiana University.


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