A well-respected businessman and active community volunteer, Senator Johns has represented District 27 in the Louisiana State Senate since 2012. He previously served as a State Representative from 1995 – 2007. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Pharmacy Degree. He worked as a pharmacist for several years before opening a State Farm insurance agency in Sulphur in 1982.
Senator Johns has received numerous awards for his work in the legislature, and has been recognized repeatedly for business achievements and community involvement. He serves on the Board of Directors of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, the Salvation Army of Lake Charles, the Friends of Sulphur Police and the Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles Finance Council.
Other members of Lakeside Bank’s Board are Chairman Mike Veron, senior partner of Veron, Bice & Palermo; Bill Roberts, retired banker and office manager of Roberts & Dunn, CPA’s; Willie Mount, former Louisiana State Senator and mayor of Lake Charles; Robert Piper, former CEO of US Unwired and administrator of Our Lady Queen of Heaven church; David Trahan, owner/operator of Gaidry’s Menswear; Joe Thomas, founder of Resin Systems of Sulphur; James Boyer, partner with Southland Capital; Keith Duplechin, co-owner of AdSource and Realty Source; and Mike Harmison, president and CEO of Lakeside Bank.
The Advisory Board for the Directors includes: Thomas M. Flanagan, Tom A. Flanagan, Jr., Russel Stutes, Jr., Andrew Vanchiere and Willie Staats.