Citizens Bank & Trust Announces Additions to Lakeland Advisory Board

Lakeland, FL Citizens Bank & Trust, is excited to announce the newest members recently added to the Lakeland Advisory Board

“Citizens Bank & Trust is fortunate to have this outstanding group of Lakeland Business Leaders join our team. We are truly thankful for the knowledge and experience that they each offer our bank as we work together meet and exceed the financial needs of the community.” Said, Citizens Bank & Trust President Greg Littleton.

The New Lakeland Advisory Board Members are:

Jackie Robb Britt – Co-Owner of Rubber & Accessories, Inc.

Rubber & Accessories, Inc., a second-generation fabricator and supplier of industrial products co founded by her Father and his business partner in 1972.  The Rubber & Accessories corporate office is located in Lakeland, FL with a branch in Tucker, Ga, providing Conveyor Belt, Hose and Gasket solutions to customers in the Southeast.

Brandon Clark – The Ruthvens

Brandon joined The Ruthvens in 2018 as Vice President. In this role, he has responsibility for The Ruthvens’ construction and development activities, leasing, finance and operations. Prior to joining The Ruthvens, Brandon was a Vice President Corporate Banker with J.P. Morgan for eight years. In this role, he had responsibility for companies headquartered in Florida with revenue or market cap over $1 billion. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Brandon was a member of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Financial Services and Technology group in Atlanta, GA.

Gasper Kovack Jr. – Retired

Former Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Container Division, Union-Camp Corporation, Wayne, New Jersey, 1970-1972. Former Manufacturing Manager, Union-Camp Corporation, Corrugated Container Plant, Lakeland, Florida, 1972-1976. Former Chief Executive Officer, Highland-Exchange Service Cooperative (HESCO), Waverly, Florida, 1976-2016. Professionally retired, March 2016. Current Board of Directors Member: Boys and Girls Clubs of Polk County, Polk PACE for Girls, FCBI Workers Compensation Insurance Company, Gasparilla Island Water Association.

Dennis A. Ross – Retired U.S. Congressman

Dennis graduated from Auburn University in 1981, where he then attended law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.   In 1989 Dennis started his own law practice, formerly known as Ross Vecchio, PA.  While running his law practice, Dennis also served in the Florida State House of Representatives for eight years.  In 2010, Dennis ran for and was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served Florida’s 15th Congressional District for eight years.  After retiring from Congress, Dennis joined Southeastern University in January of 2019, where he now serves as the Director of the American Center for Political Leadership.

David Touchton – ServePro Bartow/Lakeland Highlands

In addition, David Touchton will also be joining the Lakeland Advisory board following his January 2018 retirement from the Citizen Bank & Trust Board of Directors. Mr. Touchton served as a member of the board of directors for 9 years.

These new members join the current Lakeland Advisory Board that includes; David Curry, Gene Engle, Corey Miller and Chris McLaughlin.

Citizens Bank & Trust is a full-service financial institution that has served Polk County since 1920. In addition to business checking and savings plans, they also offer a wide range of loan products, as well as trust and investment services. As Polk County’s oldest community bank still in existence, Citizens continues to provide customers with high quality financial products and superior customer service.

For more information on Citizens Bank & Trust visit www.citizens-bank.com; or contact Donovan Tinsley at Tinsley Creative, email: donovan@tinsleycreative.com; phone: 863-583-0081.