Kathy Bobbs, Chris Rader and Donald Washington have joined the board of directors of Home Bancorp, parent company of Lafayette-based Home Bank. The appointments take effect June 1.
Board Chairman Mike Maraist said in a press release that each new member brings to the bank “a unique set of experiences and knowledge to help us continue to broaden our success.”
The bank's current board members are Maraist, John Bordelon (the bank's president and CEO), Paul Blanchet III, Richard Bourgeois, Marc Judice and Dr. John Hendry.
Bobbs serves as president and CEO for The Regional Health System of Acadiana, which includes Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Lafayette Surgicare. She is an active member in the health care industry, serving as a delegate to the American Hospital Association. She is also a board member and past chair for the Louisiana Hospital Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Council since 2008. In addition, she serves on the board of One Acadiana and is a past chair of the United Way of Acadiana board, where she served as a member from 2003 to 2011. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Louisiana. Bobbs has bachelor’s degrees in nursing and psychology and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas.
Rader is CEO of Rader Solutions, an information technology company focusing on IT security, service and solutions for customers across the U.S. Rader serves on the board of trustees for Spring Hill College and on the board of directors for several organizations, including The Lester Group, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Louisiana Innovation Council and the Petroleum Club. He is past chairman of the board for Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau and a 2012 graduate of Leadership Louisiana. Rader has a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Spring Hill College and an executive MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Washington is a partner in the Jones Walker law firm, where his practice encompasses civil and criminal litigation and the representation of corporations and individuals in internal and government investigations. Washington serves on the boards of the Innocence Project of New Orleans, Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, University of Louisiana Foundation, Community Foundation of Acadiana, Pines to the Gulf Girl Scout Council and Goodwill Industries of Acadiana. He received his juris doctor degree from South Texas College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Founded in 1908 as Home Building & Loan, Home Bank is the oldest financial institution founded in Lafayette Parish and has 30 locations across South Louisiana and Western Mississippi.