RUSTON – Origin Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Bancorp, Inc. (OBNK), has announced that it has promoted Chief Operating Officer Lance Hall to the role of bank president.
Hall has served the organization for 18 years in various roles including Louisiana State President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer, managing the bank’s operations, information technology, strategic planning and brand teams.
“Lance is an integral member of our executive team and has been a true partner to me as our company has experienced growth and success over the years. Being able to promote from within speaks to the level of talent at Origin Bank,” said Drake Mills, Chairman, President and CEO of Origin Bancorp. “His leadership style and commitment to our corporate culture give me great confidence in the future of our organization.”
In his new role as bank president, Hall will manage the day-to-day operations and growth strategy of the bank, and support the commercial, private and retail teams across the bank’s markets in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
“I am honored to take on the role of Origin Bank President and partner even closer with Drake to build a truly exceptional company,” said Hall. “I look forward to working with our market leaders and bankers to execute on our mission and further enhance the banking experience for our clients.”
Hall has a Bachelor of Business Administration in managerial finance from the University of Mississippi and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is the chairman of the Ruston-Lincoln Community Foundation, and a past two-term director for the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. He is married to Katie Cochran Hall, and together they have four children. He maintains an office at the bank’s Ruston Financial Center at 1511 Trenton Street in Ruston, Louisiana.