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Trust Department








Fritz Kuhlmeier

President & CEO / Trust Officer

Lena - (815) 369-4524






Fritz has been Citizens State Bank’s President & CEO since 2000. His 28 years of experience in the banking industry also include being an Agricultural Loan Officer, Senior Loan Officer and Executive Vice-President. He is a graduate of Dakota High School, earned his AS in Agriculture from Highland Community College and his BS in Agricultural Education from Illinois State University. In addition, he has graduated from the Midwest School of Banking and Illinois Agricultural Leadership Institute. Fritz currently is a member of the Highland Community College Foundation and has served as President of the Dakota School Board, a Trustee of St. Paul Church, and as a member of the Stephenson County Extension Board.







Doug Riedl

Assistant Trust Officer

Lena - (815) 369-4524






Doug earned a BA in Communications from Iowa Wesleyan College. He is a member of the Jo Daviess county Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies Committee and active in the preservation of wildlife habitat and hunting, and in the education of our young hunters.







Amy Powers

Trust Assistant

Lena - (815) 369-4524






Amy has over 15 years of banking experience as a teller, vault teller, assistant manager and licensed personal banking officer. She is a graduate of Durand High School and attended Rock Valley College. She is a very active member of the Girl Scouts of Green Hills Council.







Marlyse Johnson

Trust Assistant

Lena - (815) 369-4524






Marlyse has 5 years of trust experience. She graduated from Eastland High School and earned an Associate of Arts from Highland Community College in Business Administration. She is also an active member of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, her church, and the local 4-H group.

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