April 6, 2018
Matthew E. Keene officially started his new position as President and CEO of Citizens National Bank (CNB) on April 1, 2018. Hired in March 2015 as a Vice President, the board of directors promoted Keene to Senior Vice President & Senior Loan Officer in May 2017 and in September named him Executive Vice President and successor to retiring President & CEO Susan A. Eno.
Keene has worked closely with Eno during the changeover period familiarizing himself with the daily operations of the bank and working with each department to ensure a smooth transition. “I have every confidence he will be successful in leading the bank in the coming years,” said Eno.
“I am humbled and excited to be named President and CEO of Citizens National Bank,” said Keene. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such an amazing community bank which has positively impacted the lives of so many of our northern Michigan neighbors. I am looking forward to the May 15 shareholder meeting of the holding company, CNB Corporation and the opportunity to introduce my family to our shareholders.”
Keene was born and raised in Grand Blanc, Michigan, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University majoring in finance and international business. He went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and is a recent graduate of the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.
Keene resides in northern Michigan with his wife Lisa, a third-grade teacher in Petoskey, and their children Ayla and Crew. Keene stated, “My family loves living in northern Michigan, a place that I have called home for over 20 years. We are a civic-minded family and look forward to our involvement with all communities Citizens National Bank serves.”