Whitney Bank announced Nov. 12 that it has promoted Duayne Richard to president of the bank’s Western Louisiana region.
Most recently, Richard served as Whitney’s Lafayette and Central Louisiana market president and regional wholesale manager. In his new role, Richard will oversee operations in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and the Morgan City areas, according to the press release.
“Duayne Richard is very well known for his banking expertise and his long-standing commitment to South Louisiana and its citizens,” says Whitney’s chief commercial banking executive Edward G. Francis. “We at Whitney Bank are extremely pleased to expand his leadership to include other areas vital to Whitney’s ongoing efforts to help create opportunities for the people and communities we serve. We look forward to Duayne continuing to follow the bank’s 130-year-old core values to help our region and the Whitney organization grow together.”
Richard, a 40-year banking industry veteran, is a graduate of UL Lafayette and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining Whitney in 1999 as president of the bank’s Acadiana market, Richard was area president for Bank One, the wholesale executive for First National Bank of Lafayette and the Lafayette market president for Hibernia National Bank.
Richard also serves on the UL Lafayette Foundation board of directors and the Community Foundation of Acadiana board of directors.
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