Mark Marionneaux, 35, Bank of Zachary vice president, has been elected education chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Education Council.

Jake Guidry, of St. Martin Bank in Lafayette, has been elected president and succeeds Ryan Thomas, of Citizens National Bank, Bossier City.

Thomas will serve as immediate past president on the LBEC executive council for the next year. Other council members elected were:

  • President-elect Michael Wilson, Guaranty Bank and Trust in Delhi
  • Secretary/treasurer Adam Johnston, First Guaranty Bank in Oil City & Benton
  • Membership chairman Jim Lyons, First National Bank in Crowley and Lafayette.

Councilmen at-large include:

  • Brett Blanchard, BancorpSouth in Baton Rouge
  • Jennifer Boggs, Gulf Coast Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Chad Burgess, Citizens National Bank in Bossier City
  • Stephen David Jr., Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge
  • Tony Haring, Caldwell Bank in Winnsboro
  • Brooks Lewis, Citizens Bank in Plaquemine
  • Kendra Palmer, First Guaranty Bank in Benton.

The mission of LBEC is to facilitate banker development and promote financial literacy outreach to Louisiana bankers by elementary school financial literacy education (Bank-at-School); high school financial literacy education (Simply Banking); college freshman scholarships; Louisiana JumpStart Coalition, which partners with others to promote financial literacy throughout the state; and education for middle management bankers. LBEC Foundation funds the above programs.

LBEC is the educational outreach arm of the Louisiana Bankers Association that was started in 1957.

For information, visit www.lba.org.