LBEC Holds First 2023 Meeting

The Louisiana Bankers Education Council held its first meeting of 2023 in Lake Charles, where they planned out what they would focus on for the year. Pictured (from left, front row) are Councilman at Large Chelsea Higginbotham of b1BANK, Councilman at Large Ashley Hebert of Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust, Councilman at Large Janna LeBlanc of Community First Bank, Councilman at Large Amber Smith of First Guaranty Bank, President Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank of Louisiana, President-Elect Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary, Secretary/Treasurer Robbin Hardee of Crescent Bank, Councilman at Large Minh Luu of The Cottonport Bank, LBA Education Administrator Lauren Brown, (back row) Councilman at Large Donald Quintana of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company, Immediate Past President Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank, N.A., Councilman at Large Dustin Parker of Caldwell Bank and Trust, Education Chairman Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana, Membership Chairman Josh Perot of Louisiana National Bank, Councilman at Large Jeff Lee of Home Federal Bank and Councilman at Large Hunter Creed of United Community Bank.