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Judy Long Named One of West Tennessee's Most Influential WomenJudy Long, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Citizens Bancshares Inc. and First Citizens National Bank, was presented the Sterling Award on Tuesday, April 6, 2017. The Sterling Awards ceremony and reception honoring the 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee was held at The J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson -Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

The Sterling Awards were created by Jackson Area Business and Professional Women and Jackson Sun to honor women in the West Tennessee area who have achieved a significant level of success. Long was recognized as a leader in business, serving as a role model to other women in her profession and her community.

Among her many contributions to West Tennessee are her service to United Way of West TN, Dyersburg / Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, Dyersburg Rotary, and Dyersburg State Community College. Long has been previously recognized as Dyersburg / Dyer County Woman of the Year, American Business Women's Association Woman of the Year, and Paul Harris Award Recipient.

She is a graduate of Union University; Bank Administration Institute School, University of Wisconsin; Mid-South School of Banking, University of Memphis; and Bank Administration Graduate School of Bank Operations, Vanderbilt University. She is also a graduate of Dyersburg/Dyer County Leadership and WestStar Leadership programs.