Investar Bank Welcomes George W. Town, Jr. to the Baton Rouge Market Commercial Team

Investar Bank Welcomes George W. Town, Jr. to the Baton Rouge Market Commercial Team

October 3, 2019

Baton Rouge, La. – Investar Bank, National Association recently hired George W. Town, Jr. as a Commercial Relationship Manager and Vice President in the Greater Baton Rouge market. Town has 13 years’ professional experience and has spent the past 12 years in the banking industry. He joins Investar most recently from Red River Bank but spent the majority of his career with Capital One Bank where he served as a Relationship Manager in Commercial Dealer Services.

As a Commercial Relationship Manager, Town is responsible for growing and maintaining a commercial loan and deposit portfolio by providing the highest level of customer service. Throughout his career he has experience in credit and underwriting departments which allows him to better understand the collaboration needed between various teams.

“George is a true asset to our team and we look forward to his contributions,” Holly Hidalgo-DeKeyzer, Central Louisiana President, Investar Bank, said. “With his previous experience, he brings extensive credit skills and vast knowledge of various industries including auto dealerships, real estate and commercial & industrial lending,” continued DeKeyzer.

Town is actively involved in the Baton Rouge community. He serves as the Treasurer for the St. Elizabeth Foundation Board of Directors and is a current Board Member for the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. He also served four years on the Charles W. Lamar YMCA, Downtown Baton Rouge. He is an alumni of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Leadership Class of 2018. Town received a B.S. degree in Finance and an M.B.A. specialized in Finance from Louisiana State University.

Photo Caption:  George W. Town, Jr., VP & Commercial Relationship Manager, Investar Bank, Baton Rouge Market



Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, had total assets of approximately $2 billion as of June 30, 2019. 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 across South Louisiana with 24 branches: the Baton Rouge area (Baton Rouge, Central, Denham Springs, Port Allen, Gonzales, Prairieville, Jackson, Slaughter, St. Francisville, Zachary), Hammond, the Acadiana area (Lafayette, Ville Platte, Mamou, Pine Prairie) and the New Orleans area (Metairie, Elmwood, Mandeville) and three branches in Texas (Houston, Texas City, Dickinson). Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit