News Release: 11/5/2021
JD BANK ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS
Jennings, LA - JD Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Oliver Clark and Kitty Jo Deshotel to Senior Vice President Regional Manager and Kayla Robinson to Branch Manager for the Big Lake and Morganfield branches in Lake Charles. “Kitty Jo, Oliver and Kayla have the knowledge, experience, and respect of their peers that will allow them to lead our teams for continued growth and success,” said Dorene Gothreaux, Chief Retail Banking Officer.
Clark began his banking career at JD Bank in 2003 and is the Branch Manager of our Hwy 14 Branch located at 2726 Gerstner Memorial Blvd. He has served as Banker, Loan Associate, Consumer Lender, Assistant Branch Manager, and Branch Manager. As a Regional Manager, Clark will expand his duties to oversee the management of the Iowa, Jennings, Lake Arthur and Welsh JD Bank Branches. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Active in the community, Clark volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, serves on the Board for the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Contraband, and is a reserve deputy for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deshotel has more than 20 years of banking experience and joined JD Bank in 2013 with the merger of JD Bank and Guaranty Bank. She manages the JD Bank Eunice Branch located at 300 Park Ave. Having worked her way up through the ranks, she has held the positions of Teller, Mortgage Loan Originator, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender. In her role as Regional Manager, she will oversee the management of the Lafayette, Mamou, New Iberia, Opelousas, and Ville Platte JD Bank Branches. She graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Currently, she is a Board Member and Past President of the Eunice Rotary Club and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Eunice Chamber of Commerce.
Robinson joined the JD Bank team in 2013 as part of the Management Trainee Program. She is a Consumer Lender and serves as AVP Branch Manager of our Big Lake Branch located at 4904 Big Lake Rd. in Lake Charles. With her promotion, Robinson will oversee the daily operations, as well as, serve as consumer lender for the Morganfield Branch located at 4989 E. McNeese St. A graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, she is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Contraband and Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She is a graduate of the Louisiana Bankers Association Leadership School, Bankers School for Supervisory Training, and Leadership School.
About JD Bank Founded in 1947, JD Bank, Louisiana’s Community Bank, offers a variety of personal and commercial lending and deposit products through both physical and digital delivery channels. JD Bank also offers both trust and investment services. JD Bank operates 23 full-service branch offices located along the Interstate 10 corridor from Lake Charles to Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit jdbank.com or call 800-789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.