Lake Charles, La.- Sharon Mele, has been promoted to Consumer Credit Policy Manager after 17-years with Louisiana’s Community Bank. In this role Mele’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of credit and lending policies and working with the compliance team on fair lending practices.

Mele has more than 29-years of lending experience and previously served as Vice-President/Office Manager at the Sulphur and Kirby St. branches. “Sharon is one of our most versatile employees,” said President & CEO Boyd R. Boudreaux.  “She has done an excellent job serving on what we call our ‘float staff,’ supporting Commercial Lenders, Commercial Loan Associates, Consumer Lenders and Consumer Loan Associates, and the Mortgage Lending staff,” Boudreaux added. Mele also created and implemented JD Bank’s first mentoring program and training for new lenders and loan associates.

“My passion is to serve our co-workers and the job they do every day with our customers,” Mele said.  “My job is to make their job easier and to make the lending process as smooth as possible for anyone who applies for a loan with us.” Raised in Lake Charles, Mele is a graduate of LaGrange High School.  She’s completed many of the American Banking Association’s continuing education courses for commercial and consumer lending.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank, Louisiana’s Community Bank, offers personal and business banking services across Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana, and the latest in online and mobile banking. For more information, visit or call 800-789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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