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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

During the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Synergy Bank employees visited Evangeline Bank in Ville Platte, Louisiana to cook a delicious meal for their employees and customers. Recently, they returned the favor by collecting donations and delivering a trailer of cleaning supplies, box fans, storage containers, and more. Team Synergy distributed these supplies at the Ward 7 in Chauvin to those in need. We are grateful to Evangeline Bank and their employees for their generosity.

Synergy Bancshares Appoints New Director

Synergy Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Synergy Bank announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Christopher Rodrigue to the Board of Directors of Synergy Bank. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr. Rodrigue is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Thibodaux Women’s Clinic. A native of Thibodaux, he graduated from E.D. White High School. Dr. Rodrigue received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and obtained his Medical Degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He completed his Ob-Gyn Residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, where he also served as Chief Resident and President of the Resident Quality Council. He currently serves as Vice-Chief of Staff for Thibodaux Regional Health System.

Dr. Rodrigue is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Lafourche Parish Medical Society, and serves on the Council on Legislation for the Louisiana State Medical Society. He has served on the board of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum and is a member of the Rotary Club of Thibodaux.

“On behalf of Synergy’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Rodrigue as our new board member,” said Morris P. Hebert, Synergy Bank Board Chair. “Christopher brings a wealth of knowledge in the healthcare industry and a strong commitment to our community that aligns with the core values of our bank.”  

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of June 30, 2021, Synergy’s total assets equaled $745 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Team Synergy Serves Meals To Community

Following the devastation of Hurricane Ida, Synergy Bank team members spent two Saturdays cooking and handing out free hot meals to our community. More than 500 plates of food were served at our Main Office and East Houma Office. In addition, we handed out hundreds of supply items such as toiletries, paper products, baby formula, and more. We are happy to help in our community’s time of need. We are Stronger Together!

 

Community Helps Pack The Bus For Local Students

Synergy Bank and United Way of South Louisiana coordinated a multi-parish school supply drive to benefit children in need in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. With the help of the community, they were able to collect thousands of school supplies to be used by local students.

“The Pack The Bus School Supply Drive helps to provide students with the tools and resources they need to succeed,” Jerry Ledet, Synergy Bank President and CEO, said. “Synergy Bank is honored to work with other community-minded businesses and the United Way to help local families.”

Community members were encouraged to donate new school supplies at donation bins set up at businesses throughout Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in the month of July. On July 30th, members from United Way and Synergy Bank traveled in a school bus to each location to pick up the donations to “pack the bus” with supplies. The supplies were then sorted and divided equally for delivery to Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish School Boards to disperse among schools. Items collected included notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, crayons, backpacks, glue sticks, erasers, folders, binders, and much more.

“We are so appreciative of everyone who donated school supplies for Pack The Bus,” United Way Executive Director Alina Merlos said. “The right tools can allow a child to focus on learning, feel prepared, and be confident that they can succeed in school and in life.”

Many local businesses participated and assisted with the Pack the Bus School Supply Drive by serving as a drop-off location, donating supplies, or donating in-kind services. The partners included: Bayou Cane Sports Bar, Bayou Country Children’s Museum, Bayou Industrial Group, Chick-fil-A, ConocoPhillips, Delta Sigma Theta Bayou Lafourche Area Alumna Chapter, Downtown Jeaux’s Coffee Cafe, First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux, Fletcher Technical Community College, Evergreen Cajun Center, Evergreen Lions Club, Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Howard Nixon Music Scholarship Foundation, John Deere of Thibodaux, LOOP, Nicholls State University, Nick Hebert Insurance Agency, Pelican Waste, Raising Cane’s, Rotary Club of Houma, Rotary Club of Houma Sunrise, Schoolplies, South Central Industrial Association, South Louisiana Bank, Synergy Bank, Terrebonne General Health System, Terrebonne Parish Government, Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, Thibodaux Playhouse, Thibodaux Regional Health System, and Unitech Training Academy.

Families in need of school supplies should contact Kwanzaa Bolden with Terrebonne Parish School District at 985-879-6400 ext. 264 or Quentina Brown with Lafourche Parish School District at 985-532-2508.

Get A Free Snowball for Customer Appreciation Month

What is better than a snowball on a hot summer day? As a thank you for being a Synergy Bank customer, we are giving away free snowballs at each of our locations on a designated day and time in June. See below for when you can get your tasty treat at the Synergy Bank nearest to you:

Friday, June 11 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tunnel Office • 1036 West Tunnel Boulevard (Houma)

Friday, June 18 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
East Houma Office • 919 Grand Caillou Road (Houma)

Friday, June 25 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
South Acadia Office • 1030 South Acadia Road (Thibodaux)

Friday, June 25 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Bayou Road Office • 209 East Bayou Road (Thibodaux)

Friday, July 2 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gray Office • 3855 West Park Avenue

Friday, July 9 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Main Office • 210 Synergy Center Boulevard

Come stop by for your snowball! As always, thank you for banking with Synergy Bank.

Barrancotto Earns LSU Graduate School of Banking Honor

Kassie Barrancotto, Lender and South Acadia Office Branch Manager at Synergy Bank, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

“The Graduate School of Banking at LSU was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge of banking and deepen my relationships with other professionals in the industry,” Barrancotto said. “It serves as an additional resource to use when assisting my customers and broadens my expertise to provide exceptional local customer service.”

The Graduate School of Banking is a three-year program that provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics, and related subjects. Students traveled from 21 states to participate in this session.

Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. The faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the United States.

During their three summer sessions at the Graduate School of Banking, students received 190 hours of classroom instruction, planned evening study, and final examinations at the end of each session.

Synergy Bank Hosts Bayou Lemonade Day

Synergy Bank partnered with local businesses to bring Lemonade Day to the Bayou Region.

Lemonade Day is a free educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own, and operate their own lemonade stand. Having a lemonade stand teaches financial responsibility, while also shaping our future business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.

More than 75 children registered to participate in Bayou Lemonade Day throughout Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Each “lemonader” received a free Lemonade Day kit which contained helpful items for their big day including an apron, money bag, cups, lemonade, lemon squeezer, activity sheets, and much more! The kits were provided in partnership by Synergy Bank, Raising Canes, Rouses, Terrebonne Parish Libraries, and Lafourche Parish Libraries.

On Lemonade Day, random participants also received gift cards and activity bags from Bayou Lemonade Day partners as well, while Liana’s Lemonade Stand won Best Decorated Stand and received prizes as well.

We look forward to next year’s Bayou Lemonade Day!

Synergy Bank Announces New Banking Officers

Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named Wayne Robinson and Katie Portier as Officers of Synergy Bank. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Wayne Robinson is a 2003 graduate of South Lafourche High School. Mr. Robinson serves as the Gray Office Manager and Consumer Lender. He has 12 years of banking experience, previously holding the positions of Assistant Branch Manager and Loan Assistant, Credit Analyst, Administrative Loan Assistant, and Teller. Mr. Robinson is a member of the Terrebonne Men’s Carnival Club and is a Thibodaux United Competitive Soccer coach. He has previously served as a Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

Katie Portier is a 2005 graduate of Terrebonne High School and received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations from Nicholls State University in 2009. Mrs. Portier has 11 years of marketing and non-profit experience. She currently serves as the bank’s Marketing Director and has previously served as the Marketing Associate. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Houma and Junior Auxiliary of Houma.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2020, Synergy’s total assets equaled $672 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Pictured left to right: Wayne Robinson and Katie Portier

Synergy Bank Announces New Vice Presidents & Credit Officer

Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named promotions within bank leadership. Gerald Thibodaux II was named Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, while Wade Richard and Rusty Bourg were named Vice Presidents. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Gerald Thibodaux II is a 1994 graduate of Thibodaux High School and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1998 and his Master of Business Administration in 2001 from Nicholls State University. Mr. Thibodaux is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20 years of banking experience, previously having served as Vice President of Operations and Accounting Manager at Synergy Bank, as well as Senior Vice President at another financial institution. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Thibodaux, E.D. White Catholic High School Cardinal Club Board of Directors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Society of Louisiana Public Accountants.

Wade Richard was promoted to Vice President. Mr. Richard is a graduate of Thibodaux High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University. He has 45 years of banking experience, serving the last 9 years as Synergy Bank’s Gray Branch Manager. Mr. Richard is a member of the Raceland Lions Club, Raceland Grand Marshalls Club, Raceland Fire Department, and Central Lafourche Chamber of Commerce.

Rusty Bourg was promoted to Vice President. Mr. Bourg is a graduate of South Terrebonne High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 2006. He serves as Synergy’s Administrative Services Manager, overseeing bank security as well as vendor and facilities management. Mr. Bourg also fills the roles of Bank Secrecy Act Officer and Information Security Officer. He serves as a member of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Community Council.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2020, Synergy’s total assets equaled $672 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Gerald Thibodaux II

Pictured left to right: Gerald Thibodaux II, Rusty Bourg, Wade Richard

Synergy Bancshares Appoints New Board Member

Houma, LA – Synergy Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Synergy Bank announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Mr. David L. Duplantis, PE to the Board of Directors of Synergy Bank. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

David Duplantis

Mr. Duplantis is the Chief Executive Officer of Duplantis Design Group, PC (DDG), a Thibodaux based architectural and engineering firm with locations in Louisiana (5) and Texas (1) and licenses to practice in 13 states across the southeastern United States. Mr. Duplantis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has served on the ED White Catholic High School Advisory Board and the Bayou Country Children’s Museum. He is currently serving on the boards of Restore or Retreat, CASA of Lafourche and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Advisory School Board. He is a proud member of the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department and was the 2016 Grand Marshal.

“On behalf of Synergy’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Duplantis as our new board member,” said Morris P. Hebert, Synergy Bank Board Chair. “David brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a strong commitment to our community that aligns with the core values of our bank.”

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2019, Synergy’s total assets equaled $534 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Synergy Bank Announces Guidry as Banking Officer

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named Misty Guidry as Banking Officer. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Misty Guidry

Mrs. Guidry is a 1997 graduate of Terrebonne High School and received her associate degree from Nicholls State University. She joined Synergy Bank in 2008 as a Loan Assistant and Loan Processor before being appointed as Mortgage Loan Originator in March 2019. In her new role, she helps guide customers to fulfill their home loan needs.

Mrs. Guidry is treasurer of the Women’s Business Alliance and serves on the Professional Development Committee for the Bayou Board of Realtors. She also holds the position of Parent Representative for her children’s school and stays involved with charitable community events.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2019, Synergy’s total assets equaled $534 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Synergy Bank Announces LeBoeuf as Assistant Vice President

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named Russell LeBoeuf as Assistant Vice President and the new manager of the Synergy’s East Houma location. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Russell LeBoeuf

Mr. LeBoeuf is a 2004 graduate of South Terrebonne High School and received his associate degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2012 and his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport in 2018. Mr. LeBoeuf has been in banking 15 years. During his time at Synergy Bank, he has served as a teller, loan assistant and assistant manager. He currently serves as the East Houma Office Manager.  

Mr. LeBoeuf is active in the community serving on the Saint Bernadette School Finance Committee. He is a member of the Terrebonne Men’s Carnival Club and the Krewe of Terreanians. He has also volunteered for numerous community events.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2019, Synergy’s total assets equaled $534 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Synergy Bank Announces Doiron as Banking Officer

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named Cindy Doiron as Banking Officer. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Mrs. Doiron joined the bank 4 years ago to serve as Human Resources Assistant and was promoted in 2017 to Human Resources Director.  She has over 12 years of experience in HR and received her Professional Certification through the Society for Human Resources.

“It is a pleasure to be a part of Synergy Bank,” commented Cindy Doiron, HR Director. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to build relationships with our customers, employees, officers and directors.”

She currently holds professional memberships to both National Society for Human Resources Management and local Society for Human Resources Management chapter (Bayou SHRM).  Cindy was elected to serve on the board of Bayou SHRM for an 8-year term, which includes 2 years in each position starting as treasurer for 2018-2019, then Vice President, President, and will conclude as Past President in 2025.

Cindy is a graduate of South Terrebonne High School and a native of Montegut. She and her husband of 15 years reside in Bourg where they enjoy raising their five children together.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2018, Synergy’s total assets equaled $514 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.

Synergy Bank Awarded 2019 BIG Achiever Award

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank was recently awarded the Bayou Industrial Group’s (BIG) 2019 BIG Achiever Award at their annual banquet on February 12, 2019. Synergy was recognized for numerous programs that it has implemented in the community such as the Partners in Education financial literacy program, the Pack the Bus school supply drive, and the bank’s long and strong support of the Bayou Industrial Group Scholarship Program.

“Bayou Industrial Group is proud to have so many of our members generously contribute their time, talents and treasures to strengthen our Bayou Region and make it a vibrant community to build a business and raise a family,” said 2019 BIG President Michael Duplantis. “Our 2019 Company BIG Achiever Synergy Bank exemplifies this commitment to promote the prosperity of our community.”

“Synergy Bank is a proud to support the Bayou Region through our involvement with many business, civic and philanthropic organizations,” said President and CEO Jerry Ledet. “Giving back to our community, whether through volunteerism or monetary donations, is deeply rooted in our core values and the mission of the bank.”

The BIG Achiever award recognizes companies that exemplify BIG’s mission to grow and strengthen the Bayou Region through their voluntary efforts and investments in coastal restoration/protection, infrastructure, education, economic development, and/or community development. One award is presented to an individual member and another to a company member each year.

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank. As of December 31, 2019, the company’s total assets equaled $514 million. Synergy Bank is actively involved in over 100 local organizations in the Bayou with a focus on education, economic development, and infrastructure. Further information on the bank may be obtained from its website at www.banksynergy.com. 

Bayou Industrial Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to the growth and sustainability of business and industry in the Bayou Region. Members include companies, advocacy organizations, government agencies and individuals in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes.

Photograph: (left to right) Benjamin D. Borne, Wade J. Richard, Kassie Barrancotto, Patrice Oncale, Angela Rodrigue, Jerry P. Ledet and Michael Duplantis

Contact:
Jerry Ledet
985-851-3341

New Changes to Mobile Deposit

Effective July 1, 2018 – Due to upcoming changes to Regulation CC, Synergy Bank is modifying the endorsement standards for deposits made through remote deposit capture and mobile deposit capture services. The endorsement must read, “Mobile Deposit to Synergy Bank” followed by the signatures of the payees. Synergy Bank has the right to reject deposits made after June 30, 2018 that do not have the proper endorsement.

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