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President & CEO
Citizens Republic Bancorp
Cathleen (Cathy) Nash is President and CEO of Citizens Republic Bancorp, a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of commercial, consumer, mortgage banking, trust and financial planning services to a broad client base. Serving communities in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin as Citizens Bank, Citizens Republic Bancorp has assets of $9.5 billion and is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Michigan with roots dating back to 1871. Citizens Republic Bancorp is the 57th largest bank holding company headquartered in the United States.
Nash has more than 20 years of experience in banking. She joined Citizens in July 2006 as Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Banking. She was subsequently named Executive Vice President, Citizens Republic Bancorp and Vice Chair of Regional Banking, Citizens Bank. Prior to Citizens, Nash was Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking for SunTrust Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the sales strategy of 1,700 branch locations.
Nash was with SunTrust for more than 13 years, serving in a variety of positions including Director of Retail Banking and Marketing in Florida. Prior to joining SunTrust, Nash held a number of positions for Bank of Boston in Marketing and Human Resources.
Nash received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ithaca College.
An active voice in the banking industry, Nash serves on the board of directors for the Consumer Bankers Association and as a member of ABAs American Bankers Council. Within the Midwest, she is currently on the board of directors for Citizens Research Council of Michigan, and Business Leaders for Michigan.
Since the mid 1990s Nash has been actively involved with Give Kids The World, an organization that provides memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. She serves on the board of directors and the campaign committee.