Jill Castilla

Jill Castilla

As President & CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, Chairman of Citizens Bancshares, Inc., and founder of its digital military bank ROGER, Jill Castilla is a nationally recognized innovator in financial technology.

Jill currently serves on the 12-member Federal Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors representing the 10th District. She is a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and chairs the SW Graduate School of Banking at SMU. Jill serves on the boards of the Association of Military Banks of America, MetaFund, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Castle Creek Capital, Port Authority of Oklahoma City, Mercy West, and Humphreys REIF. She recently served on the American Bankers Association Board of Directors. Jill is a previous Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma and an 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.

Jill has served in the U.S. Army and Oklahoma Army National Guard and in management roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She holds a master’s in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s in finance from Hawaii Pacific University, where she serves on its Board of Trustees. She attended the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and Wharton School.

Jill’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.

She and her husband, LTC (retired) Marcus Castilla, are parents of an Army officer, a Naval Academy midshipman, and a recent high school graduate.