Louisiana Bankers Participate in 2017 Washington Visit

(above) LBA Washington Visit attendees are pictured with FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg after meeting with him at FDIC. 

(above, front row, center) Congressman Clay Higgins visits with Louisiana bankers.

(above) Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer from Missouri, member of the House Financial Services Committee and chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee, spoke with Louisiana bankers during the annual Washington Visit 

Tuesday night seersucker night in Washington, D.C. Pictured (above, from left) are Larry Murray of the Capitol Group, Brent Vidrine of Bank of Sunset and Trust Company, Alton McRee of Fidelity Bank, Katie Crosby of Fidelity Bank, Clay Wagner of Whitney Bank, Pat Biglane of Concordia Bank and Trust, Randall Welch of Southern Heritage Bank and Todd Colvin of Richland State Bank.

Old "young bankers" gather during the annual Washington Visit. Pictured (above, from left) are Pat Biglane of Concordia Bank and Trust, Pat Galloway of Concordia Bank and Trust, Tom Martin of Gibsland Bank and Trust Company, Skip Hawkins of Tensas State Bank and Jerry Gandy of Winnsboro State Bank. These bankers were all active in Louisiana Young Bankers, which is now called Louisiana Bankers Education Council, earlier in their careers.

(above) Sen. John Kennedy speaks to Louisiana bankers on Tuesday night at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington.

(above) Guests enjoyed a tour at Lincoln Cottage during Washington Visit.

Over 70 bankers participated in the 2017 LBA Washington Visit. The bankers are pictured above in one of the first meetings where they heard a "lay of the land" from American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America.