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Louisiana Bankers Association Elects 2022-2023 Officers, Board Members

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Ledet  Marionneaux
North Quinlan Vidrine Wilkinson

BATON ROUGE—K. Brent Vidrine, president and CEO of Bank of Sunset, was installed as the 2022-2023 chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association's Board of Directors during LBA's 122nd Convention, held May 18-20 in New Orleans.

Vidrine succeeds Jerry Ledet, president and CEO of Synergy Bank in Houma. As outgoing LBA chairman, Ledet will continue to serve for one year as immediate past chairman on the LBA Board of Directors.

The other 2022-2023 LBA officers are: 

  • Chairman-Elect Joseph F. Quinlan, III, of First National Bankers Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Treasurer Brian North of Fifth District Savings Bank in New Orleans

Delegates to the LBA convention elected these new directors:

  • Acadiana Region: Kip Bertrand of Washington State Bank
  • Capitol Region: Mark S. Marionneaux of Bank of Zachary
  • Central Region: Darryl J. Ellerbee, Jr., of Delta Bank in Vidalia
  • Southwest Region: Samuel V. Wilkinson of First Federal Bank of Louisiana in Lake Charles

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

  • Northeast Region: Paige B. Oliver of Bank of Oak Ridge
  • Northwest Region: John C. Cole of Gibsland Bank & Trust 
  • South Central Region: Steven J. Crispino of South Louisiana Bank in Houma
  • Southeast Region: Chip Knight of Hancock Whitney Bank in New Orleans
  • Southeast Region: Chris Ferris of Fidelity Bank in New Orleans
  • At-Large Member: Rose M. Miller of First National Bank of Louisiana in Lafayette
  • Ginger Laurent, LBA CEO 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 122 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