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From Intern to CEO, Cheboygan Woman Retiring After 40 years at Citizen’s National Bank

More than four decades and countless roles within the company, the CEO of a Northern Michigan bank is retiring from the only place she has ever worked.

Susan Eno, the CEO and President of Citizens National Bank in Cheboygan is retiring on top.

She first started working at the bank part-time in high school. 

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“There are never two days the same, I don’t believe there’s a position in the bank that’s even close to the day before,” said Eno.

Susan Eno has worked almost every position there is in a bank.

“I was never a teller, for some reason they didn’t trust me with money, but that’s the only thing I didn’t do,” joked Eno.

She started at Citizens National as an 18 year old high school student.

“She started in the backroom of the bank filing check, she has worked her all the way to the top. That’s what’s special about Sue she can do any job at this bank,” said Steve Carusoe, who has worked with Sue for 30 years.

She didn’t imagine sitting at this desk when she started part-time in 1971.

“It was hard to look forward to ever imagine being in this position, but if you work with really good people and you have opportunities and you’re not afraid to work hard you can do just about anything you want to,” said Eno

Susan says great mentors, great customers and hard work got her to this point

“Make it a career and not a job and take advantage of anything that your employer puts in front of you, just run with it, and have fun, you’d be amazed at how fast you can come up in an organization,” explained Eno.

As for what’s next, she’s not so sure, but she probably won’t be too far away.

“I think she’s probably going to stay away for a couple months I’m sure, but she will be back here to check on us no doubt about it,” said Carusoe.

“I’ve never been in a position to think about what I want to do in my next phase of my life, I’ve always worked so I have a few thoughts on that, but I think I’ll be just fine. I’ll be fine, if not, I’ll come Back and dust,” said Eno. 

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