Business First Bank has named an interim chairman of its board of directors to temporarily replace former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, the four-term Congressman from Louisiana who’s had a full plate since he announced an unlikely run for president in March.
According to a release from Business First, the new interim board chairman is Robert S. Greer Jr., president and CEO of LEMIC Insurance, a workers’ compensation company headquartered in Baton Rouge that serves Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.
Greer is a Louisiana native and Baton Rouge resident who has previously worked for Providian Agency Group, United Insurance Company of America and Union National Life Insurance Company in Baton Rouge.
The commercial bank, which mainly handles business accounts, is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has one branch in Lafayette and other parts of the state.
Roemer, who was elected governor as a Democrat but switched to the Republican party in 1991 while in office, will still serve as president of Business First Bank while he makes his bid for the country’s top office.
“With me on the road more than usual, Bob Greer is a steady, solid presence,” Roemer says in a prepared statement. “I love where the bank is — profitable and exciting — and proud to be part of it.”
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