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First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. elects Ms. Vanessa R. Drew to the Board of Directors

by BIZ Magazine

HAMMOND, La. – First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of First Guaranty Bank, has elected Ms. Vanessa R. Drew to its Board of Directors on September 15, 2022.

“Vanessa has been affiliated with First Guaranty Bank for 42 years. She has a good understanding of the financial and regulatory requirements of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. as she has attended all meetings of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. since Bancshares was created and all meetings of First Guaranty Bank since 1980. This experience gives Vanessa a rare knowledge of the regulatory and financial requirements which First Guaranty Bank and First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. face,” states Alton Lewis, President, and CEO of First Guaranty Bank.

“The knowledge and wisdom from those around the table have prepared me for this role.  I’m honored and will always do what is best for the Bank,” said Vanessa Drew of her new role.

Ms. Drew is an Assistant Vice President/Administrative Officer with over 40+ years of banking experience at First Guaranty Bank. She is the Recording Secretary to the Board of Directors of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., as well as First Guaranty Bank, the Audit Committee, Investment Committee, and the Annual Shareholders Meeting. Ms. Drew is the Chairwoman of the Contributions Committee, handles shareholder services and the transfer agent desk. A notary public for the State of Louisiana since 1990, Ms. Drew attended Southeastern Louisiana University and was a past member of the American Business Women’s Association.

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