LAKE CHARLES, La., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Philip Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the western region Business First Bank, today announced Rodney "Poncho" Seaford as President of the Lake Charles market. Seaford was the former market President for business banking of the southwestern Louisiana region at Chase. Also joining the Lake Charles team as Vice President and Commercial Banker is Jeff Davis.
"We are very proud to have someone of Poncho's caliber join our Business First banking team," said Jordan. "His experience in business banking with one of the largest banks in the nation, along with his knowledge of and commitment to the Lake Charles community, go hand in hand with Business First Bank's goal of becoming the most impactful community bank in Louisiana."
Seaford is a board member of the Chamber Southwest, Sulphur Kiwanis Club and Kids Can of Southwest Louisiana and is also a member of the Sulphur Academic Foundation for Excellence. He is also a 1987 graduate of McNeese State University.
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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