Josh Perot installed as officer of Louisiana Bankers Education Council 2023  

Josh Perot of Louisiana National Bank in Ruston has been named membership chair of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. 

The Louisiana Bankers Education Council was started in 1957 and serves as the educational outreach arm of the Louisiana Bankers Association. 

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 Education Foundation which funds the above programs 

Mallie Bowers of First Federal Bank of Louisiana in Lake Charles has been installed as president of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council. Bowers succeeds Chad Burgess of Citizens National Bank, N.A., in Bossier City. Burgess will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members other than Perot and Bowers elected were: 

  • President-Elect Kathryn Richard of Bank of Zachary 
  • Secretary/Treasurer Robbin Hardee of Crescent Bank in New Orleans 
  • Education Chairman Blaine Hodges of Community Bank of Louisiana in Mansfield 
  • Councilman at Large Hunter Creed of United Community Bank in Raceland 
  • Councilman at Large Ashley Hebert of Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust in Breaux Bridge 
  • Councilman at Large Chelsea Higginbotham of b1BANK in Rayville 
  • Councilman at Large Janna LeBlanc of Community First Bank in New Iberia 
  • Councilman at Large Jeff Lee of Home Federal Bank in Shreveport 
  • Councilman at Large Minh Luu of Peoples Bank and Trust in New Roads 
  • 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 Bossier City 


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