Bank of Zachary President Preston L. Kennedy announced on Feb. 20 two promotions.

Ruth Ann Kuhns, a native of French Settlement, was promoted to the position of loan operations officer, and Renee Deshotels, a native and resident of Baton Rouge, was promoted to assistant cashier.

Kuhns has been a member of the Bank of Zachary’s loan support department since 2005 after working 16 years in the financial services industry, according to a news release.

Kuhns lives in Zachary. Her duties include central loan processing at the main office in Zachary.

Deshotels joined the bank in July 2010 after 11 years as payroll and accounts payable manager for the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Deshotels works in accounting and handles much of the human resource duties for the bank.

Founded in 1904, the Bank of Zachary is one of the oldest state-chartered banks in East Baton Rouge Parish and is locally owned and operated, according to the release.