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IberiaBank’s Trahan named 2015 Distinguished Citizen

Longtime banker and civic leader will be honored at a luncheon Friday, June 5, at the Cajundome Convention Center.

IberiaBank's Pat Trahan

The Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has named Pat Trahan its 2015 Lafayette Parish Distinguished Citizen. The longtime local banker will honored Friday, June 5, at a luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center Festival Ballroom.

Trahan has worked in the banking industry for more than three decades, currently serving as IberiaBank’s vice chairman of the Lafayette market. He also has an exemplary record of community involvement in many professional and civic organizations: chairman of the Downtown Development Authority, advisory council for Holy Family Catholic School, vice chairman of Catholic Services of Acadiana, treasurer of Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, member of the Lafayette MPO Transportation Policy Committee, United Way Tocqueville Society and event captain of Opus Christi Magnum.

Trahan is a graduate of UL Lafayette with a degree in business management.

The Distinguished Citizen Award was established in 1982 by the Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to honor and recognize community leaders who exemplify the qualities found in the Scout Oath and Law. Thirty six people have received this prestigious award over the last 33 years.

“[Trahan's] induction into this group was an easy decision for the selection committee,” says Art Hawkins, executive director of the Evangeline Area Council. “His involvement in the community is vast and diverse, spanning Acadiana and encompassing many of our area’s community issues. Patrick is a leader, visionary and consensus builder. Steadfast in his faith, his life is dedicated to serving the community and its people.”

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