We're not your average bank — and that's thanks in large part to our extraordinary team. Meet our Officers and learn more about the members of our Board of Directors.
Jerry P. Ledet, Jr.
President & CEO
Benjamin D. Borne
Executive Vice President & CFO
Marie M. Morris, CRCM
Senior Vice President
Harvey P. Authement, Jr
Vice President - Consumer Lending
John G. Hebert
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Russell J. Touchet
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Ann V. Summers
Vice President - Investments
Angela H. Rodrigue
Vice President - Main Office, Community Reinvestment Act Officer
Patrice L. Oncale
Vice President - Thibodaux Office
Madonna A. McClennen
Vice President - Deposit Operations
Kassie A. Barrancotto
Vice President - South Acadia Office
Brett M. Means
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Julia L. Filce
Assistant Vice President - Branch Coordination Administrator
Wade J. Richard
Assistant Vice President - Gray Office
Rusty P. Bourg
Assistant Vice President - Administrative Services, Bank Secrecy Act Officer
Assistant Vice President - East Houma Office
Peggy P. Fazzio
Banking Officer - Loan Processing Manager
Melissa Z. Hutchinson
Banking Officer - Commercial Lending
Brigitte S. Kinsella
Banking Officer - Loan Operations Manager
Michel K. Hebert
Banking Officer - Credit Department Manager
Sarah B. Rhodes
Candace C. Frederick
Banking Officer - IT Administrator
Banking Officer - Human Resource Director
Misty P. Guidry
Banking Officer - Mortgage Loan Originator
Donald P. Callais
Mr. Callais is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Division of USI Insurance Services Corporation, formerly Coastal Insurance Services, Inc. in Houma, Louisiana. He co-founded Coastal Insurance, specializing in marine and oilfield related insurance. Mr. Callais is a Vietnam Veteran and a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is the Chairman of the Bank's audit committee and also serves on the Bank's asset liability management, loan, and strategic planning committees.
Terry C. Calongne, Vice Chairman
Mr. Calongne is extensively involved in various real estate development projects throughout the Houma-Terrebonne area. He is the managing member of Calongne Investment Company, LLC, a family real estate business with interests in several retail strip shopping centers in the Houma area. Mr. Calongne is also the managing member of CALOG, LLC and L. T. Leasing, LLC, both of which owns numerous commercial and industrial properties in the Houma area. He is a co-owner of Gem-Trim of Houma, LLC, a specialty machine shop in Houma. Mr. Calongne previously served on the Board of Directors of the former Progressive Bank and Trust Company. He is a graduate of Nicholls State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Calongne serves as the Vice Chairman of the Boards of Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Synergy Bank. He is Chairman of the Bank's strategic planning committee and Co-chairman of its building committee. Mr. Calongne also serves on the Bank's compensation, executive, and loan committees.
Daniel B. Cannon
Mr. Cannon is the owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cannon Compression LLC headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has over 44 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and was previously founder and owner of one of the foremost companies in the US domestic natural gas market, LCM. He most recently was a co-founder and held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Axip Energy Services (formerly Valerus Compression Services) until executing a Management Buyout (MBO) of the domestic AMS division thereby forming Arkos in 2014 and executing its sale in 2019. Mr. Cannon is a co-founder and owner of The Homestead, an assisted living retirement community in Houma, Louisiana. His additional business interests include Cannon, LLC Investment Properties and various oil and gas ventures. Mr. Cannon is a Life Member associate of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana. He is past president and a founder of the South Central Industrial Association, a trade association for industry in the Bayou Region of Louisiana. Mr. Cannon is Co-Chairman of the Bank’s audit committee and serves on the Bank’s building, loan and strategic planning committees.
Kerry J. Chauvin
Mr. Chauvin is employed as a Director for Nondestructive and Visual Inspection, LLC (NVI), a nationwide industrial solutions provider servicing the marine, fabrication, offshore, pipeline, and petrochemical industries. He is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Houma, Louisiana. Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. is a leading fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms and other specialized structures used in the development and production of offshore oil and gas reserves. Mr. Chauvin is a graduate of Louisiana State University, attaining his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a founder, charter member and past President of the South Central Industrial Association, a trade association for industry in the Bayou Region of Louisiana. Mr. Chauvin is a founder and past President of the Terrebonne Waterway Association and a founder of the Terrebonne Navigation Coalition. He is a past President of the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority. Mr. Chauvin previously served on the Board of Directors of the former First National Bank of Houma and on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Energy Advisory Committee. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Synergy Bank, and currently serves on the Bank’s asset liability management, audit, compensation, executive, loan, and strategic planning committees.
Michel H. Claudet
Mr. Claudet is the former Terrebonne Parish President, having served two terms in office. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University. Mr. Claudet has extensive real estate holdings, including apartment complexes, acreage, vacant lots, and commercial buildings. He served as the founding Chairman of the Board for Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Synergy Bank. Mr. Claudet serves on the Bank’s asset liability management, executive, loan, and strategic planning committees.
Mr. Duplantis is the Chief Executive Officer of Duplantis Design Group, PC (DDG), a Thibodaux based architectural and engineering firm offering professional services in architecture, civil engineering, coastal engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying. DDG has five office locations in Louisiana and one in Texas with 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 Edward Douglas White Catholic High School Advisory Board, Bayou Country Children’s Museum and currently serves 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 the 2016 Grand Marshal. Mr. Duplantis currently serves on the loan, building, and strategic planning committees.
Gordon E. Dove
Mr. Dove, a lifelong resident of Houma, is the Terrebonne Parish President. He is the President and owner of Vacco, Inc., which originated in 1980 and provides vacuum trucks and water blasters for the removal of certain material in the offshore marine service industry. He has business interests in a number of industries including marine service, restaurant, trucking, real estate development, oil field construction, and oil reclamation. Mr. Dove previously served in the Louisiana House of Representatives as the State Representative for District 52 and was Chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee. Mr. Dove is a member of the South Central Industrial Association, Offshore Marine Service Association, Mark Twain Club, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and Louisiana Restaurant Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dove is a state general contractor in commercial building construction and oilfield construction. He also serves on the Bank’s audit, compensation, loan, and strategic planning committees.
Morris P. Hebert, Chairman
Mr. Hebert is the Chairman of the Board of Morris P. Hebert, Inc., a Houma based professional land surveying, engineering, and environmental services company licensed to practice in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, and the territory of Puerto Rico. He is active in various professional, community, religious and social organizations. Mr. Hebert is a past President of the Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors, past Chairman and emeritus member of the Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, a former member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, and a former board member of the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority and Catholic Charities of Houma-Thibodaux. He currently serves on the Board of Commissioners of Terrebonne General Medical Center and the Board of Directors of Southern Regional Medical Corporation. Mr. Hebert is a graduate of Nicholls State University and currently serves on its Geomatics Advisory Committee. He is the Chairman of the Boards of Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Synergy Bank, Chairman of the Bank’s executive and compensation committees, and Co-chair of the Bank’s building committee. Mr. Hebert also serves on the Bank’s loan and strategic planning committees.
Jerry P. Ledet, Jr.
Mr. Ledet is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Synergy Bank. He is an experienced banker, whose career has encompassed extensive commercial and retail lending as well as branch administration and management. Mr. Ledet is active in several trade and civic organizations. He currently serves as a Board Member and is Treasurer of the Louisiana Bankers Association. Mr. Ledet is a Past Chairman and Ex Officio Board Member of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Houma, Past Chairman and Board Member of the Edward Douglas White Catholic High School Advisory Board, Board Member and President Elect of the Houma Rotary Club, Nicholls State University College of Business Advisory Board and Facilities Committee, and Past President and Board Member of the United Way for South Louisiana. He is a graduate of Leadership Terrebonne. Mr. Ledet graduated Magna Cum Laude from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Furthering his education in the field of banking, he successfully completed the course requirements and received his diploma from the Graduate School of Banking of the South in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Ledet serves as Chairman of the Bank’s loan committee and also serves on the Bank’s asset liability management, building, compensation, executive, and strategic planning committees.
Jeffery J. Scott
Mr. Scott is a retired, long-time veteran of the shrimp processing industry. He is the founder of Scottcos' of Dulac, Inc., a nationally recognized seafood processing company. He is also part owner of numerous other businesses in seafood, oil and related industries. Mr. Scott is a past President of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the American Shrimp Processors Association, the past Regional Vice President of the National Fisheries Institute, and a member of the Louisiana Governors Shrimp Task Force. He served on the Board of Directors of the former Progressive Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Scott serves on the Bank’s asset liability management, audit, loan, and strategic planning committees.
Frank Jeffrey "Jeff" Teuton
Mr. Teuton is the former President of Southland Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, LLC and co-founder of Southland International, Inc. These companies encompass dealerships with locations in Houma, Gray, and Thibodaux, Louisiana, handling all lines of Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep cars and light duty trucks and Kenworth medium and heavy trucks. He is the President and owner of Southland Speed and Performance LLC, a high performance specialty machine shop servicing the automobile racing industry. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is involved in various business and civic concerns. Mr. Teuton currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Terrebonne Parish Recreation District No. 2-3. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District, on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, and on the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission. Mr. Teuton serves on the Bank’s compensation, loan, and strategic planning committees.