- Jill Castilla
- Citizens Bank of Edmond, Edmond, Oklahoma
- President, CEO and Vice Chairman
Jill Castilla leads Citizens Bank of Edmond as its president and CEO. Castilla joined Citizens Bank of Edmond in 2009, where she transformed the struggling institution into one of the most innovative community banks in the nation. Most recently, Castilla created patent-pending technology with a full-service electronic banking facility. Her entrepreneurial spirit spills over into her community engagement as the founder of “Heard on Hurd,” a monthly street festival that revitalized downtown Edmond, creating more that $30 million in economic impact and more than $40 million in capital investment. In an effort to propel effectiveness of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program, Castilla partnered with billionaire investor Mark Cuban to create PPP.bank, a free resource for small businesses that was named a Finovate Best Fintech Partnership finalist in 2020. On the national stage, Castilla serves as civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and on the board of the American Bankers Association, including the audit, venture investment and communications committees. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and past Chair of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma. Castilla is a six-time recipient of American Banker’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking – Women to Watch” and the team she leads at Citizens Bank of Edmond is a two-time recipient of the “Top Team in Banking.” Prior to her career in community banking, Castilla managed various departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was an enlisted member in the U.S. Army and Oklahoma Army National Guard. Castilla holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Hawaii Pacific University, where she is a Distinguished Alumna. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Executive Leadership Program.