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Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2024 Officers Installed

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Bishop  Bowers   Creed Hardee
Hebert Hodges Hudnall LeBlanc
Lee Luu Lyons Parker
Quintana Richard Smith  


BATON ROUGE—Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Richard succeeds Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank of Louisiana in Lake Charles. Bowers will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-Elect Robbin Hardee of Crescent Bank and Trust in Metairie
  • Secretary/Treasurer Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Mansfield
  • Education Chairman Hunter Creed of United Community Bank in Raceland
  • Membership Chairman Minh Luu of The Cottonport Bank
  • Councilmen at Large:
    • Councilman at Large Cullen Bishop of Gibsland Bank and Trust
    • Councilman at Large Ashley Hebert of Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust in Breaux Bridge
    • Councilman at Large Matt Hudnall of First Guaranty Bank in Bossier City
    • Councilman at Large Janna LeBlanc of Community First Bank in New Iberia
    • Councilman at Large Jeff Lee of b1BANK in Minden
    • Councilman at Large Janel Evans Lyons of Hancock Whitney Bank in Mandeville
    • Councilman at Large Dustin Parker of Caldwell Bank and Trust in Winnsboro
    • Councilman at Large Donald Quintana of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust in Mandeville
    • Councilman at Large Amber Smith of First Guaranty Bank in Vivian


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 Patrick Spencer/FISC 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.