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December 13 08:52 AM

Dorroh celebrates 30 years at Community Bank of La.

William E. Dorroh, president of Community Bank of Louisiana, celebrated his 30th year as president and Chief Executive Officer of the local banking institution at the annual Director’s Christmas Dinner on Dec. 4.

Dorroh’s tenure at the bank makes him the longest-serving president of any institution in the area.

The bank was founded in 1901 and is the ninth oldest commercial bank in the state of Louisiana and among the 50 largest banks headquartered in the state.

Dorroh said, “In the last four years, Community Bank of Louisiana has been the most successful community bank in the area, being named among the top banks in the nation for the last four years by the ICBA and three out of four years by the ABA. No other bank can say that. We are proud of our levels of success and our commitment to our local community.”

He credits strong board leadership and dedicated staff for their success.

Dorroh has seen the bank grow from less than 20 employees in one office to 90 men and women serving their local communities in three parishes. Early in 2013, Dorroh and the bank announced the construction of its tenth location in Stonewall, La., and are currently remodeling the bank’s historic office in Logansport, which is scheduled to be completed later this year.

Dorroh is a graduate of Louisiana State University of Finance in 1976, moving to Mansfield as a loan and operating officer in the same year. In 1983, at the age of 29, he assumed the presidency of what was then Mansfield Bank and Trust and helped direct the bank through the difficult era of the 1980s.

With the acquisition and merger with the Bank of Logansport and the bank’s movement into Shreveport, the new Community Bank of Louisiana emerged in 1996 among the leading banks in the area.

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