While IBERIABANK is not new to banking, they are relatively new to the Saline County market. Founded in 1887 in New Iberia, Louisiana, the bank’s headquarters are now in Lafayette, Louisiana. The bank is 132 years old and serves 12 states with 324 offices and 3,449 associates.
In 2007 they acquired Pulaski Bank, retained their local branch leadership team and entered the Saline County market. Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager Linda Felton, and Vice President and Branch Manager Barbara Rigginwere both with Pulaski Bank when it opened the branch.
The Bryant location is on Highway 5, and provides service to consumers and small businesses under the leadership of Riggin, who has a team of local professionals in Saline County that serve the community.
The branch employs Commercial Relationship Managers Eugene Castrejon and Diana Smithson, both of whom live in Saline County. Matt Kaczor serves as the Mortgage Loan Originator in the Bryant office and also offers investment and trust services through Scott Fraser and Scott Nelson. David Shindler, Commercial Relationship Manager, also works with clients in Saline County.
When asked why Saline County residents should choose IBERIABANK, Linda is quick to respond with “we offer the wide array of products and services of a large regional bank yet with the small hometown feel, service and decision making of a community bank.” Linda continues, “The bankers in the Bryant office are Saline County residents who are proud of their community and give back through the investment of time and resources to support local causes.
“Our Branch Manager Barbara Riggin is a great example of this. She has been at this branch since it opened in 2003, and she is a tireless supporter of the community and a hard-working volunteer at local events. If there is something happening in Bryant, you can count on Barbara to volunteer.”
“Banking is a relationship business and I love that our clients are also our friends,” Felton continues. “I believe this provides a level of confidence for clients when they personally know their bankers. It is an amazing opportunity to have clients who are also your neighbors, friends, former classmates and attend the same church as you,” says Linda.
“IBERIABANK is financially strong and will provide confidence in our customers’ banking choice. The Bryant office celebrates 16 years of service to Saline County this year, and we stand by our company mission statement, which is to help our clients achieve their personal and professional goals, to ensure that our communities thrive, and to deliver outstanding results to our shareholders. We take those responsibilities very seriously each and every day.”