Investar Bank in Ville Platte Welcomes Newest Loan Officer

October 19, 2017 at 1:00 AM EDT

Baton Rouge, La. Investar Bank recently hired Jeannie M. Fontenot as a Vice President and Branch Loan Officer in our Evangeline market. Fontenot has 23 years’ experience in banking and joins Investar most recently from Whitney Bank where she was a lender.

As a Branch Loan Officer, Fontenot provides the highest level of customer service and is responsible for growing and maintaining a diverse loan portfolio made up of mortgage, consumer and business lending. She enjoys assisting customers in meeting their financial needs and personal goals.

“I am so excited to welcome Jeannie to the Investar team of professionals at our Ville Platte branch,” Wayne Vidrine, Evangeline Market President, Investar Bank, said. “With her positive attitude and many years of experience working with members of this community, we will continue to serve those who rely on us as their community bank,” continued Vidrine.

Fontenot is actively involved in the Ville Platte community. She currently serves as a Director on many church and civic Boards: Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, Louisiana Braford Breeders Association, Sacred Heart Booster Club, Sacred Heart PTC, McNeese State University Alumni and Louisiana’s Cattleman’s Association.

Fontenot is a native of Sulphur and is a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance and Economics. Fontenot is a graduate of LSU’s Graduate School of Banking.

Photo Caption: Jeannie M. Fontenot, Loan Officer, Investar Bank, Evangeline Market

Jeannie Fontenot.


Lisa O'Deay


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, had total assets of approximately $1.2 billion as of June 30, 2017. Investar Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for over 10 years. The Bank serves several markets in South Louisiana with 15 branches: the Baton Rouge area (three branches in Baton Rouge, one in Denham Springs, one in Port Allen, one in Gonzales and one in Prairieville), Hammond, the Acadiana area (one in Lafayette, one in Ville Platte, one in Mamou and one in Pine Prairie) and the New Orleans area (one in Metairie, one in Elmwood and one in Mandeville). Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit .