In Memoriam: Tennessee State University Alum James E. Young

James E. Young: President and CEO of Citizens Trust Bank

By Michelle E. Shaw

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

James E. Young, president and chief executive of Citizens Trust Bank, has died. He was 61 or 62, according to corporate profiles.

In January, Mr. Young took a leave of absence from the bank, according to federal filings, citing serious illness. He died Monday after “a brief battle with cancer,” according to a news release from the bank.

“The passing of Mr. Young has left us deeply saddened,” Cynthia N. Day, the bank’s newly appointed president and chief executive, said in a prepared statement. “Mr. Young has left a lasting impact on us all with his wisdom, his character and his ability to inspire others. We will continue to honor him and the legacy he has left.”

Mr. Young’s death leaves a void in the banking world and the Atlanta community, said Robert L. Brown Jr., president and chief executive of R. L. Brown & Associates Inc.


Mr. Young was a 1971 graduate of Tennessee State University.


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