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Congratulations to U.S. Secret Service Agent Mark Nickerson on Receiving LBA's Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award


BATON ROUGE, LA—U.S. Secret Service Agent Mark Nickerson received LBA's Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award.

“Since Mark has joined the New Orleans U.S. Secret Service Field Office, he has been a tremendous asset to, not only Metairie Bank and myself, but other members of the Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association. Mark frequently attends MOBSA meetings and shares vital information to the New Orleans area financial institutions. Recently, Mark has been instrumental in assisting with unemployment and Economic Injury Disaster Loans fraud, not only for Metairie Bank, but for other local institutions. Metairie Bank has been able to return numerous payments related to  unemployment and EIDL fraud. Mark is always an email or phone call away, and is very responsive and provides the necessary tools to guide us in making the right decisions to prevent fraud," said Monica Dupeire of Metairie Bank.

“Louisiana banks are fortunate to work with highly professional law enforcement officials as we all work to end financial crimes. The working relationship between the bankers and all levels of law enforcement is admirable. We appreciate what the bank security officers do in our banks and we thank the law enforcement officials for their support,” said Robert Taylor, LBA chief executive officer.

Each year, LBA recognizes outstanding law enforcement officers who assist banks with the investigation of financial crimes. The award recipients are nominated by bankers from across the state.

About LBA: Founded in 1900, the Louisiana Bankers Association’s mission is to help banks grow and prosper in Louisiana. For more than 119 years, the LBA has provided Louisiana’s banker with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, governmental relations and public advocacy. For more information, go to

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(above, right) U.S. Secret Service Agent Mark Nickerson is presented with a plaque for receiving a LBA Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award as (left) Monica Dupeire, who nominated Nickerson, looks on.