JD Bank Eunice Hires Two Loan Associates

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce and welcome Commercial Loan Associate Chawana V. Fontenot and Loan Associate Fran Ortego to the Eunice branch office. Both are longtime Eunice residents and are established in facilitating lending transactions for individuals and businesses in the region.

JD Bank is very pleased to have Chawana and Fran join our Eunice branch,” said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “Chawana and Fran both bring an expertise in lending as well as a dedication to customer service and the Eunice community.”

Fontenot recently worked for Tri-Parish Bank as a Mortgage Loan Originator and previously worked at a Eunice attorney’s office for nearly three decades handling loan closings in real estate and mortgages. With JD Bank she will work with commercial loan customers and assist in facilitating all types of other loans.

Fontenot served on the Eunice City Council for 12 years, representing Ward 3. She has also been heavily involved in the Eunice Recreation Program and St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Ortego will assist the Branch Manager and the Consumer Loan Officers. She was a Mortgage Loan Processor and Closer for Tri-Parish Bank before joining JD Bank, among several responsibilities she held during her eight years at Tri-Parish. Ortego is a graduate of LSU-Eunice and an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Will Hetzel Promoted to Assistant Manager at JD Bank Jennings Branches

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce Will Hetzel has been promoted to Assistant Office Manager for the Jennings branches. He will be located at the Main St. branch office, and he will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the Roberts Ave. and West Division branches.

Hetzel has been with JD Bank since March, working as part of the bank’s Management Training Program, an intensive program that includes work experience in every department of JD Bank. He previously worked in the Lake Charles area as an Insurance Account Representative for State Farm. He graduated from McNeese State in 2013 with a degree in Marketing and served as an ambassador for the university as a member of the Blue and Gold Peer Leader program.

“Will has spent the last nine months training and has proven already to be a valuable member of our organization,” said Boyd R. Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “The Jennings branches are an important part of our bank’s history and our future, and Will’s position comes with a lot of responsibilities. We are very confident in him and pleased that he’s part of JD Bank.”

A native of Jennings and graduate of Hathaway High School, Hetzel will graduate from the Louisiana Bankers Association Leadership School in December. It is a six-month educational program held in Baton Rouge that develops leadership skills and enhances knowledge in various areas of commercial banking, with students attending from all over the state.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and Acadiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Leonards Honored With Business Leader Award

Carly Leonards of JD Bank was honored by The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance at the organization’s Annual Women’s Business Network Awards Luncheon. Leonards was recognized with the Established Business Leader Award as an exemplary woman in business.

The event was held at L’Auberge Casino Resort, and was attended by Leonards’ family and several JD Bank employees. Leonards was recently promoted to Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer after having served as Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer since 2012.

The Established Business Leader Award honors a successful businesswoman and is based on nominations from fellow business leaders. An Established Business Leader is active in the community by serving on charitable boards and volunteering. She is a mentor – sharing her experience and advice as an expert in her field and as an example of what is right in the community. A team of judges reviewed all entries before selecting the winner.

Leonards, a Certified Public Accountant and graduate of McNeese State University, started with JD Bank in 1998 as a Loan Officer. She is the mother of three teenagers and is heavily involved in the community throughout the region, including serving as the President of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, and Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Jennings. Leonards’ children often join her on Habitat for Humanity home rebuild and repair projects.

The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance serves the Parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis and has over 1,500 members. The Annual Women’s Business Network Awards Luncheon has celebrated women in business for six years.

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JD Bank Sulphur Welcomes Tiffany Manlief As Branch Manager

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce and welcome Tiffany Manlief as Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of the Sulphur Branch Office.

Manlief is a Sulphur native, and she joins JD Bank after a career with Capital One Bank that spanned over two decades, including serving as Assistant Vice President/Assistant Manager in Sulphur.

“Tiffany is an integral part of the Sulphur community and has a broad background in banking operations, management and customer service,” said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “We are very pleased to hire someone with her experience and ability.”

During her years with Capital One, Manlief’s duties included personal banking services, consumer lending and small business lending.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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JD Bank Hires Brenda Saucier As Assistant Branch Manager In Ville Platte

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce and welcome Brenda Saucier as Assistant Branch Manager of the Ville Platte Branch Office, located at 1311 West Lasalle St.

Saucier is a Ville Platte native who has spent her entire banking career working with local residents and as an active community leader, including serving as the Branch Manager for the Ville Platte Hancock Whitney Bank.

As Assistant Branch Manager, Saucier will be responsible for consumer lending, as well as assist with the daily branch operations and customer service. Her experience includes an extensive background in all facets of personal banking, and she has also worked in business lending.

“Hiring a leader with Brenda’s expertise and background supports our commitment to providing the best service to the Ville Platte community,” said JD Bank President & CEO Boyd Boudreaux. “JD Bank continues to grow throughout Acadiana, and we are dedicated to hiring experienced, knowledgeable banking advisors who can help our customers manage their financial needs.”

Saucier graduated from the LSU School of Banking, a program for graduate-level study for bank officers. She is a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ville Platte, a community service group.

“I’m very excited and grateful to join JD Bank,” Saucier said. “It’s a time of growth in Ville Platte, and JD Bank is always looking for more ways we can help our customers with online and mobile banking, savings, business services and wealth management.”

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community Bank, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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JD Bank Hires Ann Barilleaux As Vice President Marketing Director

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce and welcome Ann Barilleaux as Vice President Marketing Director. Barilleaux is an experienced marketing professional in Louisiana with a proven record of facilitating growth, building long-term relationships with customers and businesses and developing community outreach.

She arrives at JD Bank after serving as a Marketing Consultant for CenterPoint Energy in Lake Charles since 2013, where she managed and designed multiple commercial and residential client projects. Barilleaux represented CenterPoint in several parishes across southwest Louisiana, including participating in community events and local government functions.

“Ann’s experience, expertise and diverse skill set have already been a tremendous addition to JD Bank,” said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “Ann is the perfect person to help bring the message of the innovations and expansions we’ve brought to our customers and the products and services of JD Bank as we continue to reach more people in the region.”

Barilleaux’s experience also includes serving as the Vice President of Foundation and Leadership Development for SWLA Economic Development Alliance in Lake Charles from 2009 to 2013. Among other duties she managed the $4 million “SWLA On the Move” Capital Campaign from private and public investors and supervised the Leadership Southwest program.

Barilleaux also served as Director of Marketing and Volunteer Services for Women & Children’s Hospital in Lake Charles – serving as the hospital’s spokesperson, planning all events and coordinating the strategic business plan – and was the Special Projects Coordinator for CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Foundation in Lake Charles, supervising all major fundraising events, campaigns and programs.

Community involvement has been a key component of Barilleaux’s professional career. In 2015, she was honored as the Court Appointed Special Advocate’s (CASA) Advisory Council Board Member of the Year. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several organizations and foundations, including The Family & Youth Counseling Agency, the Lake Charles Symphony, Junior Achievement of SWLA, Kid Power Southwest Louisiana, and served as President of the Junior League of Lake Charles from 2009-2010. Barilleaux was honored by CenterPoint Energy as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for the Mississippi/Louisiana Region.

She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Emerging Leaders Council, a member of the Board of Directors – and Associate Vice President – of Home Builders of Southwest Louisiana, and a member of Chamber Southwest Board of Directors.

Barilleaux is a native of Lake Charles, graduated from Spring Hill College and has a Master of Business Administration from McNeese State University.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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JD Bank Hires Donovan Dominique as Floor Plan Manager

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Donovan Dominique as Accounts Receivable/Floor Plan Manager. Dominique has spent more than six years working in several banking capacities and will be located at the JD Bank Loan Services building in Lake Charles.

As Accounts Receivable/Floor Plan Manager, Dominique will be serving corporate clients of JD Bank in extending and maintaining lines of credit – including for titles of vehicles and inventory. Dominique will coordinate audits and monitor growth.

“We are very pleased to have Donovan join us and help manage a growing area of JD Bank,” said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “He brings a strong background to this position with experience in a wide range of responsibilities.”

Dominique worked for JP Morgan Chase before joining JD Bank, with duties in the past that included home finance, consumer banking, client services, procurement and project management.

Dominique graduated from Grambling State University with a degree in business management. He was also a member of the school’s famed Tiger Marching Band as a trombone player. Dominique is a native of Lake Charles and graduated from LaGrange High School.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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Julie Miller Relocates To McNeese Branch

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – Julie Miller is relocating to the JD Bank McNeese branch office at 4100 Ryan St. in Lake Charles, where she will serve as Vice President Commercial Lender. Miller has held a similar position at the JD Bank Kirby St. branch office for several years, and her experience in a variety of banking positions will be another resource for the McNeese branch.

“Julie is a great example of our culture and integrity at JD Bank,” said Boyd Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “She is a native of Lake Charles and an integral part of the community. She will team with Dawn Primeaux, our new office manager at the McNeese branch, and together they will bring added leadership and support to that office.”

Miller has worked for JD Bank since 2012. During her nearly 25-year career in banking, she has held a myriad of responsibilities in addition to her current duties in commercial lending, including home lending, construction lending and personal banking services.

A graduate of McNeese State University and member of the McNeese Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, Miller recently completed Leadership Southwest 2015 – a year-long leadership program sponsored by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. She is a member of the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana and a board member of the Better Business Bureau Serving Southwest Louisiana.

Recently Miller was part of the launch of the McNeese State University mentor program for the Cowgirls basketball team, providing encouragement and support for individual players.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankSM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Robert Williamson Promoted to Jeff Davis Market President

JD Bank Press Release Jennings

JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank has promoted Robert Williamson to Sr. Vice President/Jeff Davis Market President. Williamson, who has served as the Vice President Commercial Lender of the McNeese branch office in Lake Charles, will now supervise the JD Bank locations in Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh and Iowa and will also continue his commercial lending responsibilities.

Williamson has over 16 years of experience in banking. He will be located at the JD Bank JenningsMain St. branch office.

“One of the keys to our success in giving our customers great service has been the strength of our talented team of banking advisors,” said Boyd Boudreaux, JD Bank President & CEO. “The Jeff Davis branches, which will be under Robert’s guidance, are an important part of JD Bank’s history and our future. Robert has built strong relationships across southwest Louisiana, and we recognize and appreciate his ability and accomplishments. His leadership is vital to JD Bank.”

Williamson is a native of Lafayette and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has lived in Lake Charles for more than five years.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank is Louisiana’s Community BankTM, a full-service bank offering personal and business services with 24 locations across southwest Louisiana and online and mobile banking. For more information, visit www.jdbank.wpengine.com or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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