Rusk County Black History Association presented Linda Cooper, an employee of Citizens National Bank of Henderson, with the Humanitarian Award at the county’s Black History Gala on February 2nd. Linda was recognized for her commitment to Rusk County and as a trailblazer in Rusk County history.
Linda graduated from Navarro Jr. College and began her banking career in 1976 being hired as the first black employee in banking (First National Bank) in Rusk County. She started at the bottom working her way through nearly every department, taking several banking classes along the way, and is now Vice-President of Citizens National Bank in charge of the teller staff at 25 branches.
Linda spends countless hours giving back to her community by either volunteering her time, serving as a mentor or serving on one of many boards such as the Henderson Lionnettes Booster Club, the Rusk County Child Advocacy Center or a host of others.
Linda has been recognized for her efforts in the Rusk County community as well as within the banking industry. She was recently recognized at the Martin Luther King Program for her accomplishments in business and was also recognized by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) and presented with the IBAT Award for Leadership.
Linda is married, has two sons and 7 grandchildren.
Linda, you make CNB proud! Congratulations!