Citizens National Bank Rockdale Branch President, Joe Mahan, began his banking career in 2002. A Tarleton State University undergraduate alumnus with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Mahan had been working in the prison system for eight years when a bank owner in Bartlett, Texas recognized natural talent from this straight-shooter. Later, Mahan would credit his seemingly unrelated criminal justice experience with preparing him to be a better banker. “I learned to have better respect for all” — and to largely keep personal feelings out of business decisions.
Learning the business firsthand from the ground up, he began as a teller and has risen the ranks to becoming the Rockdale Branch President in 2015, and the Cameron Branch President in 2018. Mahan is a 2004 graduate of TIB Lending School and a 2015 graduate of SW Graduate School of Banking. A local Lions Club member for about 15 years now, Mahan is a proud member of Marlow Baptist Church in Cameron.
Born in Georgia, Mahan grew up and graduated high school in Brownwood, Texas. He is married with two daughters aged 5 and 12. Mahan enjoys calf roping, show lambs, football, and baseball. Little-known-fact: Joe is also an inventor, owning a U.S. patent for a spill-proof pet dish.
When it comes to the big picture, Mahan suggests being a “joyful giver”. That is, giving to others not because of what you might receive in return, but for the happiness your gift provides others.