Citizens Bank is excited to announce the appointment of Christopher Branson as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors! Chris has been a Director for Citizens Bank since 2015.
He began working in the funeral industry at Leppert Mortuary in Indianapolis when he was 17 and rose to the position of general manager. He resigned from Leppert Mortuary in 2005 and purchased Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in 2007, establishing the county’s only onsite crematory. The company rebranded as Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in 2010 and purchased Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home in February 2017. Chris formerly served on the Boards of the Community Foundation of Morgan County and the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the Board of the Mooresville Senior Center. He is a member of the Mooresville Kiwanis Club, the Mooresville Lions Club, Mooresville Masonic Lodge #78 and the St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus. He is also actively involved with Cathedral High School and Roncalli High School, where his sons are students. Professionally, Chris is an active member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes and a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Xavier University and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. Chris is married with two children and lives in Mooresville.
Chris will succeed Larry Heydon who served as Chairman for 7 years and has been a Director since 2012. Larry is retiring as Chairman but remaining a member of the Board of Directors. Thank you, Larry, for your time and dedication as Board Chairman for Citizens Bank!