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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2021 Officers Installed

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Bowers  Burgess  Creed Hardee
Haring Higginbotham Hebert Hodges
LeBlanc Luu Palmer Parker
Perot Quintana   Richard Smith 


BATON ROUGE—Tony Haring of Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Haring succeeds Kendra Linder Palmer of b1Bank in Shreveport. Palmer will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City
  • Secretary/Treasurer Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles
  • Education Chairman Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary
  • Membership Chairman Robbin Hardee of Metairie Bank
  • Councilmen at Large:
    • Hunter Creed of Investar Bank in Baton Rouge
    • Ashley B. Hebert of Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust in Breaux Bridge
    • Chelsea Higginbotham of b1BANK in Monroe
    • Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Gloster
    • Janna LeBlanc of Community First Bank in New Iberia
    • Minh Luu of Peoples Bank in New Roads
    • Dustin Parker of Caldwell Bank and Trust in Winnsboro
    • Josh Perot of First National Bank in Ruston
    • Donald E. Quintana of Hancock Whitney Bank in New Orleans
    • Amber L. Smith of First Guaranty Bank in Bossier City

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
  • Professional development for 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.