We're not your average bank — and that's thanks in large part to our extraordinary team. Find contact information for our Officers below, 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 - Compliance
Harvey P. Authement, Jr
Vice President - Consumer Lending
Denise S. Garofalo
Vice President - Mortgage Lending
John G. Hebert
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Marla L. Porche
Vice President - East Houma Office
Russell J. Touchet
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Ann V. Summers
Vice President - Investments
Angela H. Rodrigue
Vice President - Main Office
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 - Bank Secrecy Act Officer
Peggy P. Fazzio
Banking Officer - Loan Processing Manager
Melissa Z. Hutchinson
Banking Officer - Commercial Lending
Brigitte S. Kinsella
Banking Officer - Loan Operations Manager
Elmy W. Savoie
Banking Officer - Marketing Administrator
Michel K. Hebert
Banking Officer – Credit Department Manager
Banking Officer - Executive Secretary
Sarah B. Rhodes
Banking Officer - Compliance Manager
Candace C. Frederick
Banking Officer - IT Administrator
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 L. T. Leasing, LLC, 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 Arkos Field Services headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has over 40 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. Mr. Cannon is a co-founder and owner of The Homestead, an assisted living retirement community in Houma, Louisiana. His additional business interests include DBC & LAC, LLC Investment Properties, Earthstone Energy, Inc. (ESTE) 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 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. Mr. Chauvin represents the Houma-Thibodaux region on the Southeast Louisiana Super Region Committee. 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, commercial buildings, and resort properties. 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.
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 President and 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 and Arkansas. 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 civic and trade organizations. He is a Past Chairman and Ex Officio Board Member of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Houma, Board member and Treasurer of the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Foundation, Past Chairman and Board Member of the Edward Douglas White Catholic High School Advisory Board, Board Member and Treasurer 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 and Gray, 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. Mr. Teuton is also a co-founder of Southland Idealease, Inc., a leasing company that caters to commercial transportation customer needs. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is involved in various business and civic concerns. Mr. Teuton has served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association and on the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission. He is a member of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce and the Houma Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Teuton serves on the Bank's compensation, loan, and strategic planning committees.