Citizens Bank celebrates Joyce Prickett’s retirement


Citizens Bank will celebrate the retirement of Executive Assistant Joyce Prickett with a reception in her honor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the bank’s headquarters at 655 St. Louis Street in Batesville.  The reception is open to the public.

“It has been my sincere honor to work with Joyce, and witness her many accomplishments for Citizens Bank, her church, her family, and the community of Batesville,” said Phil Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer.  “We will today celebrate her high ideals of integrity, honor, and kindness for others.”

Joyce also serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors, the Directors Loan Committee, the Senior Management Committee, and countless other critical areas of responsibility within Citizens Bank.  

She will officially retire on Sept. 30, concluding a distinguished 32-year career in banking, the past 12 of which have been at Citizens Bank.  

Following her retirement, Joyce says she plans to spend more time with her grandchildren and will continue her volunteer work.  She says she and her husband, Bill, plan to “just relax.” 

She has volunteered in numerous capacities with First United Methodist Church, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Kiwanis Club, and other charitable organizations.  In fact, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from United Way in 2005. 

Joyce has also helped direct many of the bank’s community-oriented activities, including the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, the Employee Blue Jeans Fund and the bank’s participation in the annual Angel Tree drive at Christmas time.

“When I sum it up, I have enjoyed my job; it has been thoroughly rewarding,” Joyce said.  “But when it comes to helping other people and non-profits, that’s what is really rewarding.  I am grateful for the opportunity to have helped make a difference not only in the lives of our bank customers but the community.”

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