BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jude Melville, president and chief executive officer of Business First Bank, today announced Gloria Navarro's promotion to president of the Houma and Thibodaux market.
"I am proud to have Gloria as a partner," said Melville. "She is one of our bank's longest-tenured employees in the Houma and Thibodaux market, and her leadership is a key reason for our success in the Bayou Region area. Her experience building relationships and advising clients on how best to grow their businesses, matched with her lifelong commitment to Louisiana, contribute meaningfully to Business First Bank's goal of becoming the most influential community bank headquartered in Louisiana."
Ms. Navarro has previously served as senior vice president and senior relationship manager for Business First Bank since 2010, holds an MBA in Finance from Nicholls State University and is a graduate of LSU's School of Banking of the South. She has over 35 years of banking and financial experience serving the business community of Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary Parishes. She is a member of the South Central Industrial Association, the Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, and is a Board Member and Treasurer of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Foundation.
About Business First Bancshares, Inc.
Business First Bancshares, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Business First Bank (member FDIC), provides a wide range of commercial and personal banking, treasury management and wealth solutions products and services to private businesses and their owners, operators, executives and employees. Business First Bank operates 18 offices, including 16 banking centers, one loan production office and one wealth solutions office in seven markets across Louisiana. Business First Bank was chosen as one of American Banker magazine's Top 40 Banks to Work For in 2014, and was also chosen as one of Baton Rouge Business Report's Top Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015.
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