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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2022 Officers Installed

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


BATON ROUGE—Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank, N.A., in Bossier City has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Burgess succeeds Tony Haring of Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro. Haring will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

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