John Nichols promoted to FNBD CEO and Chairman of the Board
FNBD is proud to announce the promotion of John Nichols—formerly FNBD's Regional President of Calcasieu Parish—to CEO & Chairman of the Board.
Nichols stepping into this enhanced leadership position folds nicely into the growth and stability that FNBD is experiencing as it expands its historic Beauregard Parish roots to the highly active Calcasieu Parish region. His skilled leadership and banking experience bond seamlessly with the FNBD brand, at the same time outlining a fresh vision of prosperity and growth.
Nichols joined FNBD in 2014, bringing with him more than 36 years of banking experience. While operating as FNBD’s Regional President, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Credit Officer. His banking experience is rich, working with $30 million to $300 billion banks, and as CEO of FNBD, he will put this diverse experience to work immediately.
“FNBD has more than 80 years of impressive banking history. Our team will continue to build on that,” says Nichols. “We have a unique banking culture at FNBD, and we have the expertise and capability to serve this growing region. We are service oriented, and with ongoing effort and innovation, FNBD will continue to provide the best banking team around that attracts the best customers. This fusion will make FNBD the best bank in Southwest Louisiana.”
Nichols is a graduate of LSU, where he received a degree in commercial banking, and has also received diplomas from Graduate School of Banking at LSU, ABA National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma, GSBS Shesunoff (Masters in Banking) and AIB.