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Boyer and Duplechin Join Lakeside Bank’s Board of Directors - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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LAKE CHARLES, LA—Local businessmen Jim Boyer and Keith Duplechin were recently appointed to Lakeside Bank’s Board of Directors.

Boyer, a Southwest Louisiana native, is currently a partner with Southland Capital, a real estate development firm. He holds an undergraduate degree in general business, as well as a Masters in Business Administration, from Louisiana State University.

Before joining Southland Capital, Boyer worked for Merrill Lynch for 32 years, managing the local office for nearly 20 years.

Duplechin, a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana and a graduate of McNeese State University, is the co-owner of AdSource and Realty Source. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Lake Charles Country Club and is a past vice president of the Pioneer Club. Duplechin is also a past member of the local board of directors for Women and Children’s Hospital and the Louisiana Blood Center board of directors.

They will be joining 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; Dr. Willie Staats, former LSU professor and banking specialist; Robert Piper, retired CEO of US Unwired; David Trahan, owner, operator of Gaidry’s Menswear; Joe Thomas, founder of Resin Systems of Sulphur; and Mike Harmison, president and CEO of Lakeside Bank.

Lakeside Bank opened in 2010 and was the nation’s only new bank to receive a charter that year with the exception of three others that were set up specifically to save failing banks. The main office is located on Nelson Road in South Lake Charles and they opened a second Lake Charles location on Oak Park Blvd last year. A third branch will open in Westlake this September.

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