Investar Promotes Brice Howard to Commercial Market President

Investar Promotes Brice Howard to Commercial Market President

February 17, 2023

Baton Rouge, La., February 17, 2023 Investar Bank, National Association (NASDAQ: ISTR) (“Investar”) announced today that Brice Howard has been promoted to Market President for the Northshore region. Howard is responsible for overseeing the company’s commercial and community banking operations in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. Howard joined the bank as a commercial relationship manager and has more than 25 years of senior-level banking experience and expertise in commercial lending. In his new role, Howard will manage a team of commercial relationship managers to develop new client relationships, retain and cultivate existing business and collaborate with multiple lines of businesses on optimal ways to grow business within the market for commercial and consumer relationships.

 “I am excited to have Brice Howard lead our bankers in this important Louisiana market. Investar has a strong foundation on the Northshore, and as market president, Brice is the ideal leader for our continued expansion,” said Stephen Wessel, Regional President/EVP. “He has the experience and a passion for helping clients and will be an invaluable resource in leading our bankers in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany,” continued Wessel.



Photo Caption: Brice Howard, Commercial Market President, Investar Bank


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), the parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.7 billion as of September 30, 2022. Investar is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for 16 years. The Bank has 28 branches serving several markets across south Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit