BATON ROUGE, La., Jan.10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jude Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Business First Bank, today announced Michael Nizzo would rejoin the bank as President of the East Baton Rouge market. David Lonibos will lead a new statewide division for the bank, Public Not-for-Profit Finance.
"We are excited to have Mike come back home to Business First Bank. He spent years helping build our Baton Rouge presence and rejoins the bank as President of the East Baton Rouge market. David's experience in corporate trust makes him the perfect person to lead our new statewide division focusing on Public Not-for-Profit Finance," said Melville. "Business First has always had an informal focus in this area, but we are excited to now have someone of David's expertise and character dedicated to building out a robust and impactful line of business."
Nizzo has over 15 years of commercial banking experience, most recently as a Regional Chief Lending Officer of a large bank headquartered in Baton Rouge. He received a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.
Lonibos has over 26 years of banking experience, most recently as President of Business First's East Baton Rouge market. Before joining Business First, he was the Managing Director at The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, where he held a national position in sales and relationship management for the corporate trust line of business.
About Business First Bank
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 provides commercial and personal banking, treasury management, and wealth solutions services to private businesses and their owners, operators, executives, and employees. It was chosen as one of American Banker magazine's Top 40 Banks to Work For in 2014. Business First Bank was also chosen as one of Baton Rouge Business Report's Top Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015.
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