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Press Releases

Letter to the Editor: U.S. Congress Needs to Stop Corporate Welfare and Have Credit Unions Pay Their Fair Share

The average Louisiana family pays $2,719 in federal income taxes. Federal taxes paid by credit unions: $0.

Congratulations to the 2018 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Alexandria Police Department’s Corporal/Detective Doug Alford received the 2018 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award at the LBA Annual Security Meeting.

Louisiana Bankers Association Elects 2018-2019 Officers, Board Members

Patrick R. Biglane, president and chief executive officer of Concordia Bank and Trust in Vidalia, was installed as the 2018-2019 Chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association during LBA's 118th Convention.

Louisiana Bankers See Louisiana Economy Growing Due to Federal Tax Reform

LBA recently conducted a survey of Louisiana bankers that shows they are overwhelmingly positive about the economic impact of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

LBA Statement on U.S. Senate Passing First Significant Changes to Crisis Era Legislation

In 2010, Congress passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as the Dodd-Frank legislation, in response to the financial crisis.

Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2018 Officers Elected

James Lyons of First National Bank of Louisiana has been elected president of the LBEC.

Congratulations to the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer Service Award Recipients

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Division and the Baton Rouge Police Department Financial Crimes Division jointly received the 2017 LBA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award at the LBA Annual Security Meeting.

Louisiana Bankers Association Elects 2017-2018 Officers, Board Members

Ken Hale, president and chief executive officer of BOM in Natchitoches, was installed as the 2017-2018 chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association.

Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2017 Officers Elected

Adam Johnston of First Guaranty Bank in Oil City and Benton has been elected president of the LBEC.

LBA CEO Robert Taylor elected Chairman of GSB at LSU Board

LBA Chief Executive Officer Robert T. Taylor was elected Chairman of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU Board of Trustees during the board’s annual meeting in New Orleans on October 6-7, 2016.

Letter to the Editor Submission: Recent flooding shows need to improve NFIP's flawed flood mapping

Flooding this year in northeast, northwest and now south Louisiana has left a trail of broken homes, but not spirits. What incredible resilience do the people of this state have.

Letter to the Editor submission: Thank You Rep. Gene Reynolds for your financial literacy legislation

I want to recognize Minden state legislator Gene Reynolds for his passing House Bill 401 in June that requires financial literacy instruction in public elementary and secondary education.