CNB new employee

Newly minted CNB Loan Officer Aubrey Seibert is hard at work at her desk inside the bank chain’s Albion location. 

Citizens National Bank has a new loan officer.

Aubrey Seibert, who has served as a teller at CNB since 2017, was promoted to the role of mortgage officer last October, taking over for retired loan officer Steve Ward. Seibert herself is a native of Edwards County.

“I am originally from up around Bone Gap,” she recalled.

Seibert attended school at West Salem Grade School and Edwards County High School before going to Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel. From there, she began her banking career by working at the First Bank of Carmi, moving between branches to fulfill her role as a loan officer for the company.

“I was at Albion until they closed,” Seibert said. “And then I went to Mount Carmel.

“I was a mortgage officer there, so I bounced from Mount Carmel to Princeton to Grayville.”

After seven and a half years of banking experience, Seibert took some time off from work, before an opportunity to get back into the banking profession revealed itself.

“I stayed home for a year, and then…we moved,” she said. “They had a position here as a teller, so I worked my way up.”

Now, two and a half years after joining the CNB family, Seibert’s patience paid off.

“That’s what I wanted whenever I came,” she said of her promotion to a CNB loan officer. “But I knew that I had to do my time starting out.”

Being back in Edwards County has allowed Seibert to interact with more of the people she’s known throughout her life.

“It’s nice seeing familiar faces again,” she said. “In Mount Carmel and Princeton, they weren’t always so familiar.”

Now being able to serve as a loan officer in Albion has given her the best of both worlds; the job she wants in the area she would prefer to work.

“Loans is kind of what I always wanted to do,” remembered Seibert. “When I heard Steve (Ward) retired, I was like, ‘That’s the one I want. That’s the one I’ve been waiting for.’”