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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2020 Officers Installed

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


BATON ROUGE—Kendra Linder Palmer of b1Bank in Shreveport has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Palmer succeeds Stephen David, Jr., of Hancock Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge. David will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Tony Haring of Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro
  • Secretary/Treasurer Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City
  • Education Chairman Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles
  • Membership Chairman Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary
  • Councilmen at Large:
    o Dorothy Bellocq of Home Bank, N.A., in Baton Rouge
    o Lauren Burns
    o Kate Copes of Tensas State Bank in Tallulah 
    o Hunter Creed of Investar Bank in Baton Rouge
    o Robbin Hardee of Metairie Bank
    o Ryan Haydel of Pedestal Bank in St. Martinville
    o Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Mansfield
    o Minh Luu of Peoples Bank in New Roads
    o Josh Perot of First National Bank in Ruston

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.