Investar Bank Welcomes Another New Commercial Lender

September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT

Baton Rouge, La. Investar Bank recently hired Chad Cornett as a Commercial Lender and Senior Vice President in the Greater Baton Rouge market. Cornett has 12 years’ professional experience and has spent the past five years in the banking industry. He joins Investar from Regions Bank where he served as Vice President of Commercial Banking.

As a Commercial Lender, Cornett is responsible for growing and maintaining a commercial loan and deposit portfolio by providing the highest level of customer service. He delivers strategic advice, capital strategy and risk management solutions to corporate and commercial clients.

“Chad has the heart of a servant and the business acumen that allows him to thoughtfully address the needs around him,” Anita Coyle, Baton Rouge Market President, Investar Bank, said. “With his previous business and economic development experience, he brings a different perspective from many other lenders,” continued Coyle.

Cornett is actively involved in the Baton Rouge community. He helped found The Mentorship Academy in Downtown Baton Rouge and still participates as Past Board Chairman. He currently serves as a Director on the following Boards: Baton Rouge Film Commission, Baton Rouge River Park Commission, Options Inc. and is an Advisory Board member with the Louisiana Lighthouse. He was one of the youngest recipients of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top 40 Under 40 and a recent Boy and Girls Club Great Futures Honoree.

Cornett received a B.S. degree in Business with a specialty in Finance and a Master’s of Science in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He recently graduated from LSU’s Graduate School of Banking.

Chad Cornett photo.

Photo Caption: Chad Cornett, SVP & Commercial Lender, Investar Bank, Baton Rouge Market


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 four markets in Southeast 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 .