Friday, June 21, 2024

Leaderboard: LSUS names new director of Alumni Development, HFB names risk officer, Akins Tower Medallion recipient

by BIZ Magazine

LSUS names new director of Alumni Development

Jazmin Jernigan, MBA, was recently selected as the new Director of Alumni Development at LSU Shreveport.  

Along with over a decade of nonprofit board service and community volunteerism, Jernigan brings her knowledge of marketing and public relations to the Alumni office. She earned two degrees from LSU Shreveport: a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. She also served on the LSUS Alumni Board of Directors, most recently as the vice president.  

Home Federal Bank announces hire of Delayne Lewis as chief risk officer

Home Federal Bank (HFB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (NASDAQ: HFBL), has announced the naming of Mrs. Delayne Lewis as its first Chief Risk Officer.

“In the current economy, we continue to face an uncertain market outlook and risk protection has never been more important in our daily operations. Establishing the Chief Risk Officer position is an important step in our efforts to further strengthen the bank’s risk and compliance management programs, said Jim Barlow, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Home Federal Bank. 

Mrs. Lewis has been with HFB for 10 years and has worked in the local, community banking industry for the past 40 years. She holds a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification and graduated from Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. Mrs. Lewis is the Risk Officer and BSA Officer for HFB, serves on the Asset & Liability and Management Committee, and has played a significant role in developing, implementing, and updating bank policies, processes, tools, and systems to identify, assess, and report risk to the bank.

Nick Akins is LA Tech’s newest Tower Medallion recipient

Nick Akins, a 1982 and 1986 graduate of Louisiana Tech’ College of Engineering and Science (COES) and today Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power (AEP), is the University’s newest Tower Medallion recipient.

As the recipient of the Tower Medallion, Akins was inducted by the Louisiana Tech Alumni Association into Tech’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni during the University’s 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

The Tower Medallion Award signifies membership in the Hall and is awarded to Tech alumni who have distinguished themselves by exceptional achievement, community service, and humanitarian activities.

In addition to his Tech degrees, Akins has earned additional training through executive management programs at LSU, the University of Idaho, and the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Akins and the AEP Foundation have long been supporters of the University. The Foundation graciously presented Tech with a check for the Integrated Engineering and Science Building long before it became a reality.

The University also received a generous gift from Akins, president of the Foundation, in 2017 to support the then-new Academic Success Center, which includes Tech’s cyber training center, located in the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.

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