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Business First Bank Names Keith Mansfield Chief Information Officer, EVP

News Provided by Business First Bank via press release, excerpted.

Jude Melville, President and CEO of Business First Bank today announced Keith Mansfield as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of the company. Mansfield has 18 years of experience in the financial sector, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for BancorpSouth.

“Technology has never been a more integral element of success in the financial industry than it is today and it will only become more so over time,” said Melville. “This is a good thing both for consumers and for progressive companies willing to invest in their future, like Business First Bank. Whether utilizing technology to enhance the customer experience, to promote business process efficacy, or to defend our client’s privacy in an age of cyber-criminality, I’m confident Keith will have an immediate and positive impact on our organization. Given our growth and the exhilarating pace of change in the industry, the timing of his joining our executive team could not be better.”

“We are pleased to have participated in this important banking executive search engagement,” said Scott Petty, partner, commenting on the press release.

About Business First Bank

Business First Bank is the largest community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge and one of the largest institutions headquartered in Louisiana. Business First Bank operates 18 offices, including 16 banking centers, one loan production office and one wealth solutions office in seven markets across Louisiana. Business First Bank provides commercial and personal banking, treasury management and wealth solutions services to private businesses and their owners, operators, executives and employees. It was chosen as one of American Banker Magazine’s Top 40 Banks to Work For in 2014. Business First Bank was also chosen as one of Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015.


About Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners is a national, retained search firm founded in 2005 specializing in executive and board of director leadership recruitment. Partner Scott Petty and his team pride themselves on being one of the top executive search firm recruiting teams in the nation.  As well-known bank executive recruiters, Petty’s team is regularly called upon by clients in the Commercial Banking, and Community Banking Sectors to recruit C-Suite and other senior executives across all functional areas of expertise.