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Louisiana Bankers Education Council elects 2016 Officers

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BATON ROUGE— Michael Wilson of Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. of Delhi has been elected president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Wilson succeeds Jake Guidry of St. Martin Bank in Lafayette. Guidry will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

President-Elect Adam Johnston of First Guaranty Bank in Oil City & Benton

Adam Johnston
Adam Johnston

Secretary/Treasurer Mark Marionneaux of Bank of Zachary

Education Chairman Jim Lyons of First National Bank of Louisiana in Crowley

Membership Chairman Brooks Lewis of Citizens Bank in Baton Rouge

Councilmen at Large:

Chad Burgess
Chad Burgess

Jennifer Boggs of Gulf Coast Bank in Baton Rouge

Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank in Lake Charles

Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City

Stephen David of Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge

Robbin Hardee of  Metairie Bank

Tony Haring of Caldwell Bank in Winnsboro

Kendra Palmer
Kendra Palmer

Kendra Palmer of First Guaranty Bank in Benton

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

-Louisiana JumpStart Coalition – partnering with others to promote financial literacy throughout Louisiana

-Education for middle management bankers

-Manage the Louisiana Bankers Education Foundation which funds the above programs

The Louisiana Bankers Education Council is the educational outreach arm of the Louisiana Bankers Association that was started in 1957. For more information, go to www.lba.org/content.cfm?id=43.