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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!

     

 

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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

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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

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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.

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Synergy Bank Announces Guidry as New 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.

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Synergy Bank Announces Doiron as a New 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.

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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

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Local Businesses and Community Pack the Bus for Local Students

Houma, LA – 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 delivered to local schools.

“The Pack the Bus school supply drive is one of the many ways Synergy Bank is working to help our community,” Jerry Ledet, Synergy Bank President and CEO, said. “By providing students the tools they need to succeed, we can help our children and teachers have a successful school year.”

Donation bins were set up at businesses throughout Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Community members were encouraged to donate new school supplies. The donations were sorted and sent to the Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish School Boards to disperse among the elementary schools.

“Thank you to everyone who donated. The school supplies that were collected will definitely help the students become successful in the classroom,” United Way Executive Director Alina Merlos said. “With the right tools, these kids are better prepared, and that will help them excel in the coming year.”

“We have done a rough estimate of the total cost of the supplies, and it seems to be around $8,000,” Terrebonne Parish Homeless Education Liaison Kwanzaa Bolden said. “Thank you so much for this great support of the students in Terrebonne Parish. Many students benefited from this great contribution.”

“The Pack the Bus campaign that Synergy Bank (and United Way) organized will ensure not only homeless children, but all disadvantaged children in Lafourche Parish schools are provided with essential school supplies to meet the needs in maintaining their academic success,” Lafourche Parish Homeless Liaison Quentina Brown said.

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 Country Children’s Museum, Bayou Industrial Group, Cannata’s, Chick-fil-A, ConocoPhillips, The Courier and Daily Comet, 1st Franklin Financial of Thibodaux, Fletcher Technical Community College, Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Infinity Kids Developmental Activity Center, John Deere, KCIL-FM 96.7, Kiwanis Club of Houma, Lafourche Parish Chamber of Commerce, Lafourche Parish Libraries, LOOP,

Marine Inspections, Mike Bruno’s Bayou Country Harley-Davidson, Nicholls Alumni Federation, Pelican Waste & Debris, Pitre Wealth Management, Raising Cane’s, Rouses Markets, South Central Industrial Association, South Central Louisiana Human Services, South Louisiana Bank, Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency, Synergy Bank, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Trapp Cadillac, and United Way for South Louisiana. 

If in need of school supplies, parents can request supplies by contacting the following representatives: In Terrebonne Parish: Kwanzaa Bolden at 985-879-6400 ext. 264; In Lafourche Parish: Quentina Brown 985-532-2508.

For more information, please contact:
Jerry Ledet
985-851-3341

 

Pack the Bus School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Schools

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank and United Way of South Louisiana are coordinating their fourth annual school supply drive to benefit local children and schools during the month of July. The supplies collected will be distributed to schools for the children in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish.

“Synergy Bank is proud to partner with United Way of South Louisiana once again to coordinate the Pack the Bus School Supply Drive,” Jerry Ledet, Synergy Bank President and CEO, said. “The supplies collected can provide students in both Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes with the tools they need to have a successful school year.”

While all school supply donations are appreciated, some of the most needed items are colors, pencils, color pencils, scissors, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, binders, glue, glue sticks, rulers, construction paper, pencil bags or pouches, and school bags.

We have several local businesses in the area participating in the drive. Donations can be made at the registers at participating Rouses and Cannata’s grocery stores. Supplies can be placed in the bins at one of our Pack the Bus Partner locations.

  • Allstate by Stephanie Hebert – 854 Grand Caillou Road • Houma
  • Bayou Country Children’s Museum – 211 Rue Betancourt • Thibodaux
  • Chick-fil-A – 1741 Martin Luther King Blvd. • Houma
  • 1st Franklin Financial – 327 North Canal Blvd. • Thibodaux
  • Infinity Kids Developmental Activity Center • Houma
  • John Deere – 244 La. 3266 • Thibodaux
  • Lafourche Parish Libraries – All locations
  • LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors – 304 Corporate Drive Suite E • Houma
  • Mike Bruno’s Bayou Country Harley-Davidson – 1740 Martin Luther King Blvd. • Houma
  • Nicholls State University – Alumni Services • Thibodaux
  • Raising Cane’s – East and West Houma locations
  • South Louisiana Bank – 1362 West Tunnel Blvd. • Houma
  • Synergy Bank – All locations
  • Trapp Cadillac – 200 South Hollywood Road Houma
  • United Way for South Louisiana – 600 Academy St. • Houma

The drive will take place during the month of July. All donations stay in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish and directly benefit local students. To find more info or to post pictures of your donations, visit facebook.com/BayouPackTheBus.

New Changes to Mobile Deposit

Effective July 1, 2018 –  Due to upcoming changes to Regulation CC, Synergy Bank is modifying the indorsement standards for deposits made through remote deposit capture and mobile deposit capture services. The indorsement 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 indorsement.

Synergy Bank Announces New Officers

Houma, LA – Synergy Bank’s board of directors recently named Brett Means and Kassie F. Barrancotto as Vice Presidents, Rusty Bourg as Assistant Vice President, Sarah Rhodes as Compliance Officer, and Candace Frederick as Banking Officer. The announcement was made by Jerry P. Ledet, Jr., Synergy Bank President.

Mr. Means is a 2005 graduate of Vandebilt High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2009. He completed the Executive MBA program at Nicholls in 2013, and he is a 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Means has been with Synergy Bank since 2008, during which time he has served as a Teller and Investment Representative, and he currently serves as Commercial Lender. He is active in the community serving on the Chabert Foundation Board and as a board member for Roux for a Reason. He also is a member of the Loan Advisory Committee and Loan Administration Board for South Central Planning and Development and is on the Economic Development Committee of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Barrancotto is a 1998 graduate of E.D. White Catholic High School and received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001. After working in the large bank environment, she joined Synergy Bank in 2013. In 2017, Mrs. Barrancotto became the Branch Manager of the newest Synergy location at South Acadia in Thibodaux. Mrs. Barrancotto also is active in the community serving on the executive board of the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce and the board of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum. She is also a member of the Thibodaux Kiwanis Club and chairs the Aktion Club for the organization.

Mr. Bourg is a 2002 graduate of South Terrebonne High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University in 2006. He has eight years of banking experience and currently serves as Synergy’s Administrative Services Manager, overseeing bank security and vendor and facilities management. Mr. Bourg also fills the role of Bank Secrecy Act Officer and serves on the bank’s Information Technology Committee. He is a member of the Terrebonne Men’s Carnival Club and supporter of Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana and Ducks Unlimited. 

Mrs. Rhodes is a 2004 E.D. White Catholic High School graduate and received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Nicholls State University in 2009. She joined Synergy Bank in 2011 where she served as a Loan Processor and Internal Auditor before being appointed to her current position of Compliance Officer. In this role, she works closely with management and employees to ensure compliance of banking laws and regulations. Mrs. Rhodes is active in the community, volunteering for charitable events and supporting several causes to help benefit the community.

Mrs. Frederick is a 2000 Thibodaux High School graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Services from Nicholls State University in 2005. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2010. Mrs. Frederick joined Synergy Bank in 2013 as the Information Systems Support Specialist and was later promoted to Information Technology Administrator managing the bank’s information technology systems. Mrs. Frederick leads the bank’s Information Technology Committee.  

Synergy Bank is a locally owned community bank with six locations serving Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. As of December 31, 2017, Synergy’s total assets equaled $513 million. For more information about Synergy Bank, visit www.banksynergy.com.