Steen retires from Bank of Zachary _lowres

Photo provided by Kim Denson -- Zachary native Laura Steen has retired from the Bank of Zachary after 35 years of employment.

After 35 years of service, Laura Steen has retired from the Bank of Zachary, a news release said.

“It is with much sadness we announce the retirement of our Chief Administrative Officer Laura Steen,” said President and CEO Preston L. Kennedy. “She has rendered valuable service to the Bank of Zachary and has been a tremendous ambassador in the community.”

Steen was honored Dec. 13 during the annual Bank of Zachary Christmas Party.

A native of McComb, Mississippi, Steen spent her formative years in New Orleans, joining the Bank of Zachary staff in 1979.

She and her husband, Will, have been residents of Zachary for 36 years. They have a daughter, Rachel, and three granddaughters. A past president of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, Steen was inducted into the Chamber’s Hall of Distinction in 2009 and honored as Rotary’s Zachary Citizen of the Year in 2012.

A volunteer for numerous community projects, Steen is a founding member of Foundation Assisting Zachary Education and serves on the board of directors of the Regional Veterans Park Association.

For information, call (225) 654-2701 or visit www.bankofzachary.com.