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Sentell named to Citizen bank board

by Minden Press-Herald



Judge Sherb Sentell has been appointed to Citizens National Bank’s Board of Directors.

“Sherb’s broad experience in the military and legal field will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” Jason Smith, President and CEO said. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”

Sentell is judge of the Minden-Ward 1 City Court, which serves Minden, Sibley, Heflin, Dixie Inn, Doyline and Dubberly. Prior to being elected judge, he was an Assistant DA, and handled most of the murder, rape, serious offenses against children, and armed robbery cases. During his time as an assistant DA, Sherb never lost a criminal jury trial. Sherb Sentell still maintains an active law practice with his father in Minden that began in 1996.

He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a political science degree and was honored as the distinguished military graduate. After completing Airborne and Ranger School, he then joined the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, he was immediately deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne as an infantry platoon leader. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Desert Storm.

Sentell has remained active in the Army Reserves. In 1999 at a ceremony at the Pentagon, the chief of staff of the Army, General Eric Shinseki, awarded Sentell the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, an award given annually to only six reserve officers throughout the United States. In 2004, he was mobilized to Iraq to serve as the commander of a transportation unit at Camp Anaconda, the largest logistics base in Iraq. He served a year in Iraq and was awarded a second Bronze Star Medal. In June 2013, he graduated from the Army War College with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. He is currently a Colonel in the Army Reserves.

Sentell is very active in his community. He is currently serving as the president of the Minden Lions Club and is chairman of the board of governors for Minden Medical Center. He is a past chairman of the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Webster Parish Bar Association. Sherb has two children, Samantha and Chase. He and his family are members of First United Methodist Church in Minden.

Will Hubbard, chairman of the board of Citizens National Bancshares said, “Through the dedication of our employees, the confidence of our investors and service to our community, the bank has grown steadily and profitably over the past thirty years. Judge Sentell brings a wealth of leadership experience and community involvement to our company.”

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