R. Blake Chatelain
Director, President and CEO of the Company and Red River Bank
Mr. Chatelain serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of the Company and Red River Bank, and has served in such capacities since he joined our organization in 1998. He is currently a member of our Executive Committee and Red River Bank’s Asset/Liability Management Committee, Compensation Committee, and Directors’ Loan Committee. Prior to joining Red River Bank, Mr. Chatelain previously served as Executive Vice President of Rapides Bank & Trust Company in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he managed the commercial lending group from 1991 until its sale to Bank One Corporation in 1998. Prior to joining Rapides Bank & Trust Company, Mr. Chatelain served as Vice President at Hibernia National Bank in Monroe, Louisiana and was responsible for managing the commercial lending group. Mr. Chatelain has been a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors since 2008 and is currently serving his second term of office, having previously served as Chairman of the Board as well as chairing several committees. Mr. Chatelain is a graduate of Louisiana State University, B.S. in Finance, and is also a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Chatelain’s deep institutional knowledge, extensive banking experience, as well as his long-standing business and banking relationships in our markets, qualify him to serve on our board of directors.