Jill Hilton serves as the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for Citizens Bank. Citizens Bank is a thriving Community Bank, based in Batesville, Arkansas with 18 branches around the state. In Jill’s capacity as Human Resources Director, she oversees everything related to payroll, benefits, employee relations, recruitment, and training. She has over 20 years experience in Human Resources. Prior to joining Citizens Bank, Ms. Hilton served as the Business Manager for Arkadelphia Public Schools with responsibility for all accounting functions, as well as payroll, and benefits. She has also served as the Director of Human Resources for Southern Bancorp, and the Human Resources and Safety Director for Hot Metal Molding.
Ms. Hilton has been active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1997 at the state and chapter levels. She has served West Central Arkansas SHRM as Certification Chair, Vice President, President, and Legislative Director. During her tenure as President of WCASHRM, the Chapter was recognized by SHRM with a Pinnacle Award for their Annual Managers’ Seminar. She currently serves on the Arkansas SHRM State Council as the Federal Legislative Affairs Director and ELLA Conference Chair. Ms. Hilton is also an active member of the SHRM A-Team.
Ms. Hilton holds certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI, and the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.