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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2019 Officers Installed

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Bellocq  Bowers  Burgess  Burns Copes Creech 
Creed  David Hardee Haring Haydel  Hodges  
Luu  Lyons  Palmer  Richard    


BATON ROUGE—Stephen David, Jr., of Hancock Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. David succeeds James "Jim" Lyons of First National Bank of Louisiana. Lyons will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Kendra Linder Palmer of Business First Bank Shreveport
  • Secretary/Treasurer Tony Haring of Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro
  • Education Chairman Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City
  • Membership Chairman Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles
  • Councilmen at Large:
    • Dorothy Bellocq of Home Bank, N.A., in Baton Rouge
    • Lauren Burns of The Evangeline Bank and Trust in Ville Platte
    • Kate Copes of Tensas State Bank in Tallulah 
    • Emily Creech of First Guaranty Bank in Hammond
    • Hunter Creed of Investar Bank in Baton Rouge
    • Robbin Hardee of Metairie Bank
    • Ryan Haydel of Pedestal Bank in St. Martinville
    • Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Mansfield
    • Minh Luu of Peoples Bank in New Roads
    • 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.