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Fortune appointed vice president, chief marketing officer at Citizens Bank of the South

David H. Brooker, Managing Director of Citizens Bank of the South, announced the promotion of Mandy B. Fortune to Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.

The news follows Matthew Huling’s recent promotion to Bulloch County Chairman.

According to a statement, Fortune will continue in the Statesboro office while also assuming a leadership role in all markets in the areas of advertising and public relations, customer and community relations, product development, promotions and related technologies.

She will lead team members in Sandersville and Milledge-ville to ensure consistent branding and communications.

Fortune, along with her designer/photographer husband Frank Fortune, began working with Citizens Bank of Washington County in 2006, under a contractual agreement to market a Statesboro extension of the Sandersville legacy bank.

In 2008, the local bank transitioned from a loan origination office to full-service operations. Around this time, Mandy Fortune joined the staff at her current Commerce Drive location in Bulloch County as Director of Marketing.

“From the day we opened in Statesboro, we’ve relied on Mandy’s expertise, reputation and connections,” Brooker said. “While she has served well in our communities for the past 15 years, her new role will allow us to create and develop consistency and strategy for growth.

Choosing to start a career in her college town, the LaGrange native and Georgia Southern University alumnus joined the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau as director of administration before being named executive director in 1998.

In 2002, to balance his growing family and his profession, Fortune joined Eagle Bank and Trust as Head of Marketing. In addition to public relations and branding duties, she was also responsible for customer service functions within the bank.

“I love where I am today, being old enough and experienced enough to reflect on my career so far and knowing that God was leading me and preparing me for this time,” Fortune said. “Meeting the financial needs of others is important and important. The reason I’ve spent most of my working life with this organization is because the people I work with feel the same way.

“We invest in our communities and also support what is important to our customers. I look forward to contributing and communicating on behalf of our leaders, our employees and our customers. »

As past president of the Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce, Fortune also serves on the board of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation. She is a member of the Leadership Bulloch Alumni group, a supporting member of the Statesboro Service League, and an active member of the Statesboro First Baptist Church.