Investar Welcomes Coby Comeaux as Chief Commercial Credit Officer

Investar Welcomes Coby Comeaux as Chief Commercial Credit Officer

July 14, 2020

Baton Rouge, La. Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) recently created a new senior position and hired Coby Comeaux as its Chief Commercial Credit Officer and Senior Vice President. Comeaux has over 22 years of banking experience. He joins Investar most recently from Hancock Whitney (HW) where he was the Portfolio Group Manager for six years. Prior to HW he was the Commercial Credit Manager at MidSouth Bank for five years.

As the Chief Commercial Credit Officer Comeaux provides support, direction, credit information, and loan policies and procedures for Investar’s Commercial Credit Division. His responsibility is to maintain the overall credit quality of the Investar’s commercial loan portfolio.

“Investar continues to grow with a focus on banking operating companies in the markets that we serve. I am grateful that we were able to create this new position as it allows us to continue that growth under the direction of a true leader in commercial credit,” Travis Lavergne, Chief Credit & Risk Officer & EVP, Investar, said. “Coby is an experienced banker with a wealth of knowledge about commercial credit and we are lucky to have him on our team,” continued Lavergne.

Comeaux holds two higher education degrees: a Bachelor’s in finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is a native of Delcambre, Louisiana and has worked his entire banking career in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Photo Caption: Coby Comeaux, Chief Commercial Credit Officer/SVP



Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.2 billion as of March 31, 2020. Investar is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for nearly 15 years. The Bank has 30 branches serving several markets across South Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit