Forbis joins Citizens Bank Board of Directors


Jeff Teague, chairman of the board of Citizens Bank, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Forbis to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, according to a release from the Batesville-based financial institution.

Forbis recently retired after a 31-year career with Jack Henry & Associates, one of the nation’s leading financial services technology companies, with over 9,000 banking and financial services clients across America.

During his career at Jack Henry & Associates, Forbis served in numerous executive management positions, most recently as executive vice president and chief technology officer.

In this senior executive position, Forbis led Jack Henry’s national technology strategy and their investment in, and development of, numerous forward-looking, state-of-the-art and generationally transformational financial service technologies. Such technologies included mobile/digital technology platforms; artificial intelligence software allowing voice-activated banking; and numerous other high-value, customer-driven, technology-based services.

“Mark is a world class financial services technologist with both expertise and vision.  He has a seat at the table with those in the United States who invent and develop next-generation technology and who will drive financial services innovation well into 2050 and beyond,” said Teague.  “Mark is a substantial resource for Citizens Bank as we aggressively move into the world of nationally innovative banking services.”

Forbis, and his wife, Dawn, live in Bentonville, Ark.  They have two grown sons and one grandson.

Image of Forbis via Citizens Bank

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