The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants has honored Home Bank Chief Financial Officer Joseph Zanco with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement and innovation of a Louisiana CPA. Zanco will now be nominated for the 2016 American Institute of CPAs National Public Service Award.
“Joe embodies the spirit of service that drives our company,” said John Bordelon, Home Bank president and CEO in the release announcing the award. “His humble and passionate leadership is having a tremendous impact far beyond our markets.”
“Zanco is leader, speaker, mentor, teacher and sponsor for encouraging a culture of personal responsibility and serving others in his community," the LCPA noted in the release. "From prison ministry to mentoring young leaders, to the many civic boards and committees he strengthens, Zanco's greatest contribution is the rippling effect of motivating and mentoring others to reach their full potential through serving others.”
Zanco’s volunteer service includes board of director roles with One Acadiana and Lafayette General Health. In addition, he is actively involved with InnerFaith Prison Ministry, where he developed a financial literacy program to help inmates manage their finances upon release.
In 2012, he founded Lead the Change Now, an organization focused on inspiring and investing in servant leadership. Over the past four years, through Lead the Change Now, he has delivered messages encouraging Americans to take ownership for reaching their full potential.