Investar Welcomes Brice Howard as its Newest Commercial Relationship Manager Serving the Northshore

Investar Welcomes Brice Howard as its Newest Commercial Relationship Manager Serving the Northshore

March 19, 2021

New Orleans, La. – Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) recently hired Brice Howard as a Commercial Relationship Manager and Vice President in the Greater New Orleans region. Howard re-joins Investar from American Bank and Trust where he was the chief lending officer/president. He has 30 years’ experience in banking with the majority of those years in commercial lending and is based in the Mandeville branch.

As a Commercial Relationship Manager, Howard is responsible for growing and maintaining a commercial loan and deposit portfolio while providing the highest level of customer service. He enjoys growing relationships with his customers and is rewarded by seeing business owners that he has directly helped achieve their goals to be successful.

“We are extremely excited to have Brice back at Investar working with our Mandeville team. Brice has many relationships in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes, and we know he will expand our presence on the Northshore,” Stephen Wessel, Eastern Region President, Investar, said. “With his many years of lending experience working with businesses throughout New Orleans, Brice will help us deliver our Investar brand of relationship banking to many more local business clients,” continued Wessel.

Howard is a native of New Orleans and has worked nearly his entire career in the metro area. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a concentration in finance. As a resident of Ponchatoula, he is active in the community and currently serves the Pontchartrain Conservancy as a finance committee member. He is also a committee member of the Got Our Troops Foundation (G.O.T.) of Southeast LA and a mentor for Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) of Southeastern University. He has formerly served many other community boards.

Photo Caption: Brice Howard, Commercial Relationship Manager/VP, Investar, New Orleans Region


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.3 billion as of December 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 15 years. The Bank has 31 branches serving several markets across South Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. Investar Bank NMLS ID# 481188. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit