FNB promotes Lyons to COO

Commercial lender now also overseeing loan operations and compliance for four-city franchise.

First National Bank of Louisiana has promoted Jim Lyons Jr. to Chief Operating Officer.

Lyons, who joined FNB more than a decade ago, most recently served as SVP of lending and loan operations, duties he retains. In his new role, Lyons oversees the bank’s loan operations and compliance, working out of the bank's River Ranch office.

Lyons is an active member of the Lafayette community, serving as secretary/treasurer and chairman-elect for Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, as an Acadiana Red Cross board member, Beaver Club board member and treasurer of Acadiana Health Education Center. He also is chairman-elect for Louisiana Bankers Education Council.

The Jennings native received his bachelor of science in business management from LSU and MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is also a graduate of LSU’s Graduate School of Banking. Lyons began his career in New Orleans with Hancock Bank, as part of their Management Associate Program, before joining FNB.

FNB has locations in Lafayette, Crowley, Lake Charles and Sulphur.