Louisiana Bankers Association Elects 2011-2012 Officers, Board Members
BATON ROUGE— Reginald H. Smith, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Metairie Bank and Trust, was installed as the 2011-2012 chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association during the 111th Annual LBA Convention & Exposition, held on May 4-6.
Smith succeeds Albert C. Christman, president and chief executive officer of Guaranty Bank and Trust in Delhi. As outgoing LBA chairman, Christman will continue to serve for one year as immediate past chairman on the LBA board of directors.
The other 2011 – 2012 LBA officers are:
Chairman-elect: Charles Timpa, president and chief executive officer of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles
Treasurer: Drake Mills, president and chief executive officer of Community Trust Bank in Choudrant
Delegates to the LBA convention elected new directors:
South Central Region Representative: Mark Folse, president and chief executive officer of Coastal Commerce Bank in Houma
Southeast Region Representative: Fritz Anderson, chairman of Florida Parishes Bank in Hammond
Southeast Region Representative: Don Zornman, executive vice president & commercial manager for IBERIABANK in New Orleans
Other LBA directors continuing to serve for the upcoming year are: Southwest Region Representative Daniel R Domingue, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Farmers State Bank in Church Point; Acadiana Region Representative Patrick O. Little, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teche Federal Bank in New Iberia; Capitol Region Representative Gary S. Littlefield, market president of Gulf Coast Bank in Baton Rouge; Northwest Region Representative Thomas L. Martin, president of Gibsland Bank and Trust; Central Region Representative Randall M. Welch, president and chief executive officer of Southern Heritage Bank in Jonesville; Northeast Region Representative Michael R. Vizard, president and chief executive officer of Cross Keys Bank in St. Joseph; and LBA Chief Executive Officer Robert T. Taylor.
About LBA: Founded in 1900, the Louisiana Bankers Association’s mission is to help banks grow and prosper in Louisiana. For more than 109 years, the LBA has provided Louisiana’s banker with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, governmental relations and public advocacy. The Association has 163 bank and thrift members. For more information, go to http://www.lba.org/.