BLAKE CHATELAIN: President & CEO Louisiana Association of Business & Industry

Blake Chatelain is the President & CEO of Louisiana Association of Business & Industry. Mr. Chatelain serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of the Company and the Bank, and has served in such capacities since he joined our organization in 1998. He is currently a member of our Executive Committee and Red River Bank’s Asset/Liability Management Committee, Compensation Committee, and Directors’ Loan Committee. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Chatelain served as Executive Vice President of Rapides Bank & Trust Company in Alexandria, Louisiana, a subsidiary of First Commerce Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he managed the commercial lending group from 1991 until its sale to Bank One Corporation in 1998.

The 2023 Board of Directors of LABI provides input and oversight for advancing the effectiveness and sustainability of the Association by adopting sound, ethical governance and financial management to forward the mission of LABI.

Our strength comes from our members. Representing more than 2,000 Louisiana employers, we are the only association that represents businesses of all sizes from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. Together, we are creating a shared, collaborative vision for the future of free enterprise in Louisiana.

LABI serves its broad membership by working towards the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system. LABI sets the standard for advocacy, providing policymakers with the information and perspective necessary to advance sound public policy that supports strong economic growth. LABI is proud to be Louisiana’s official state chapter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.