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Louisiana Bankers Association taps insider as next CEO

The Louisiana Bankers Association has a new CEO. 

The association said in a press release that its board had elected Ginger Laurent as its leader, effective Jan. 1. She succeeded Bob Taylor, who retired on Dec. 31 after serving as the association’s CEO since 2007.

Laurent has been with the association for 22 years, including 14 years as its chief operating officer. Before that, she was a banker in the Acadiana market for roughly 16 years. 

The association “is fortunate to have someone of Ginger’s caliber and skill lead our organization,” Jerry Ledet, the LBA’s chairman, said in the release. 

“She has extensive banking leadership experience that will be vital in navigating Louisiana’s bankers through unique challenges,” Ledet added.

Laurent, the association’s first female CEO, is the second woman in recent days tapped to lead a banking advocacy group. 

Jenifer Waller became CEO of the Colorado Bankers Association on Jan. 1.

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