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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2017 Officers Elected

 Boggs Bowers  Burgess  Creech 

David  Guidry  Hardee  Haring  Johnston 
Lewis  Lyons  Palmer  Richard  Wilson 


BATON ROUGE— Adam Johnston of First Guaranty Bank in Oil City and Benton has been elected president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Johnston succeeds Michael Wilson of Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. of Delhi. Wilson will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Jim Lyons of First National Bank of Louisiana in Crowley 
  • Secretary/Treasurer Brooks Lewis of Citizens Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Education Chairman Stephen David of Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Membership Chairman Kendra Palmer of Business First Bank Shreveport
  • Councilmen at Large:
    • Jennifer Boggs of Gulf Coast Bank in Baton Rouge
    • Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles
    • Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City
    • Kate Copes of Tensas State Bank in Tallulah 
    • Emily Creech of First Guaranty Bank in Hammond
    • Jake Guidry of Business First Bank in Lafayette
    • Robbin Hardee of  Metairie Bank
    • Tony Haring of Caldwell Bank in Winnsboro
    • Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary

The mission of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council is to facilitate banker development and promote financial literacy outreach to Louisiana bankers by:

  • Elementary school financial literacy education, i.e. Bank-at-School
  • High school financial literacy education, i.e. Simply Banking
  • College Freshman Scholarships
  • Louisiana JumpStart Coalition – partnering with others to promote financial literacy throughout Louisiana
  • Education for middle management bankers
  • Manage the Louisiana Bankers Education Foundation which funds the above programs

The Louisiana Bankers Education Council was started in 1957 and serves as the educational outreach arm of the Louisiana Bankers Association. For more information, click here.