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3 changes at Citizens National Bank


Debbie Hatcher


Emily Martelli

Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson

Emily Martelli has joined Citizens National Bank’s Wealth Management Division as a Trust Administrator. Debbie Hatcher and Jennifer Ferguson have also received promotions in the department.

Originally from the state of Washington, Emily and her husband, Matthew, recently moved to Meridian from Gainesville, Fla., where they have been living for the past three years. Emily has numerous academic credentials to her credit. She received her bachelor’s in finance from the University of Washington, a master’s in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University, a Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University, and a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University College of Law.

Hatcher has been promoted to the position of Brokerage Operations and Client Services Manager. In this position, she is responsible for the operations, compliance, and administrative functions within the brokerage area. She also leads the Sales Assistants support team, ensuring that service standards are met, and oversees training as needed, among other duties.

Hatcher is a 37-year employee of the bank, and has been a member of the Wealth Management Division for the past 16 years. As a registered sales assistant, she has attained both a Series 7 General Securities License as well as a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent License. She and her husband, Donny, live in Collinsville, and have four sons and six grandchildren.

Ferguson has been promoted to the position of Trust Operations Manager. In this position, Ferguson is responsible for managing the Trust Operations team, and serves as Administrator of the Trust Accounting software. In addition, she oversees the preparation of information that is submitted to the Directors’ Trust Committee for the Bank and also manages the internal and external audit process for the Trust Services area.
As an 18-year employee of the Bank, she has become an expert in Individual Retirement Accounts. A graduate of

East Central Community College, with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Ferguson has also attended Mississippi State University.

She has two daughters, All, 10, and Natalie, 9. She and her family live in Hickory and attend Midway Baptist Church in Newton.


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