Red River Bank announced that it will expand to the southwest area of the state offering financial services in the Lake Charles and surrounding communities. Barry Brown has joined the team as a commercial banker, and manager of the Lake Charles market. Brown began his banking career with Ouachita Independent Bank in Monroe, LA, after earning his degree in finance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Most recently, he has been a commercial banker with Iberia Bank in Lake Charles for over five years.
Blake Chatelain, Red River Bank President and CEO said, “Moving into other areas of our state has been part of our long-term strategic plan, and Lake Charles is a logical step where we can provide a wide variety of banking services for this fast growing community. Barry is an experienced commercial banker, and we’re pleased to welcome him to the team. We look forward to his leadership and guidance in the community and with our growing Louisiana bank,” says Chatelain.
“Red River Bank has a forward-thinking vision and I’m excited to be part of a team that’s customer-focused as well as Louisiana-focused—it’s a great fit for me,” said Brown. “Phase 1 of our expansion into the Lake Charles community is the establishment of a loan production office (LPO) tentatively planned for the Walnut Grove area,” he added.
About Red River Bank
Red River Bank is the seventh-largest community bank headquartered in Louisiana, with over $1.7 billion in assets, 21 banking centers and 29 ATMs. The bank serves six parishes, spanning from Shreveport to Baton Rouge with headquarters in Alexandria. Founded in 1999, Red River Bank offers consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending and investment services. Additional information can be found at www.redriverbank.net.