Investar Welcomes Byron Breaux as Acadiana Market President

Investar Welcomes Byron Breaux as Acadiana Market President

October 19, 2020

Lafayette, La. Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) hired Byron Breaux as its new Acadiana Market President and Senior Vice President. Breaux has over 35 years of banking experience. He has spent his entire banking career serving the Lafayette community. He joins Investar most recently from Hancock Whitney Bank where he was the Senior Group Manager for the middle market, and has spent the last 20 years with them.

As the Acadiana Market President, Breaux will oversee Investar’s entire Acadiana footprint which includes two Lafayette branches and three branches in Evangeline Parish. He will be responsible for growing the Bank’s market share through existing relationships while developing new relationships.

“Byron is a respected and seasoned banker who does an incredible job fostering relationships. With extensive knowledge in commercial real estate lending, he brings expertise and leadership to a team of bankers who stand ready to welcome him into the Investar culture,” Jeff Blum, Western Region President, EVP, Investar, said. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Byron again,” continued Blum.

Breaux holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He is also a graduate of the LSU School of Banking and attended the Leadership Institute of Acadiana’s Leadership Lafayette in 2000. He is actively involved in the Lafayette community as a Board Member serving on several committees with One Acadiana and is a Finance Committee Member of Community Foundation of Acadiana.

Photo Caption: Byron Breaux, Acadiana Market President/SVP


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.4 billion as of June 30, 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 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