President and CEO
Citizens Bank of Edmond
As president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond and chairman of Citizens Bancshares, Inc., Jill Castilla is a nationally recognized innovator in banking and financial technology.
Castilla currently serves on the 12-member Federal Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors representing the 10th Federal Reserve District. She is a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, a three-star protocol role, and chairs the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation at SMU Cox. Castilla serves on the boards of MetaFund CDFI, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Castle Creek Capital, Port Authority of Oklahoma City, Mercy West, Humphreys REIF, and YMCA. She recently served on the American Bankers Association Board of Directors. She is a previous chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma and continues to serve on its board of directors. Castilla is the 552 ACW Honorary Commander at Tinker AFB. She received national acclaim for projects with billionaire Mark Cuban during the COVID-19 crisis, helping thousands of small businesses and families.
Castilla served in the U.S. Army and Oklahoma Army National Guard and management roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She 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 serves on the board of trustees. She attended the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and Wharton School.
Castilla’s leadership has earned the industry’s highest accolades including: American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, Community Banker of the Year and Top Team in Banking, Cornerstone’s Banker of the Year, Finovate’s Best Fintech Partnership Award and Oklahoma Venture Forum’s Economic Impact Award. She has been featured on Bloomberg, Fox News and Yahoo Finance.