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Louisiana Bankers Association Elects 2021-2022 Officers, Board Members 

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Cole Crispino Ledet
Oliver Quinlan Vidrine


BATON ROUGE—Jerry Ledet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Bank in Houma, has been installed as the 2021-2022 Chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association.

Ledet succeeds Gary S. Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company.

The other 2021-2022 LBA officers are: 

  • Chairman-Elect K. Brent Vidrine of Bank of Sunset 
  • Treasurer Joseph F. Quinlan, III, of First National Bankers Bank in Baton Rouge

The following regional directors were elected during LBA’s annual meeting:

  • Northwest Region: John C. Cole of Gibsland Bank and Trust
  • South Central Region: Steven J. Crispino of South Louisiana Bank in Houma
  • Northeast Region: Paige B. Oliver of Bank of Oak Ridge

Other LBA directors continuing to serve for the upcoming year are: 

  • Southeast Region: Chris Ferris of Fidelity Bank in New Orleans
  • Acadiana Region: Jason P. Freyou of Home Bank, N.A., in Lafayette
  • Southwest Region: Justin Holt of The Evangeline Bank and Trust in Lake Charles
  • Southeast Region: Chip Knight of Hancock Whitney Bank in New Orleans
  • Capitol Region: H. Brooks Lewis of Citizens Bank and Trust Company in Baton Rouge
  • At-Large Member: Rose M. Miller of First National Bank of Louisiana in Lafayette
  • Central Region: Bryon C. Salazar of Red River Bank in Alexandria
  • Robert T. Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of LBA in Baton Rouge

About LBA: Founded in 1900, the Louisiana Bankers Association’s mission is to help banks grow and prosper in Louisiana. For more than 120 years, the LBA has provided Louisiana’s bankers with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, governmental relations and public advocacy. For more information, go to