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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2018 Officers Elected

 Boggs Bowers  Burgess  Copes Creech
Creed  David Guidry Hardee  Haring 
Hodges   Johnston Lyons  Palmer  Richard 


BATON ROUGE—James "Jim" Lyons of First National Bank of Louisiana has been elected president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Lyons succeeds Adam Johnston of First Guaranty Bank in Bossier City. Johnston will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Stephen David, Jr., of Hancock Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Secretary/Treasurer Kendra Palmer of Business First Bank Shreveport
  • Education Chairman Tony Haring of Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro
  • 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
    • Hunter Creed of Investar Bank in Baton Rouge
    • Jake Guidry of Business First Bank in Lafayette
    • Robbin Hardee of Metairie Bank
    • Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Mansfield
    • 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
  • 365 to Rich Bank Shadow Day
  • Louisiana JumpStart Coalition – partnering with others to promote financial literacy throughout Louisiana
  • LBA Leadership School
  • 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.