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February 13 12:52 PM

Pharmacy owner added to Board of Directors

Local attorney named Chairman of the Board

The owner of a local pharmacy has been added to the board of directors of a fast growing community bank.

Rhonny K. Valentine was added to the Board of Directors of Community Bank of Louisiana, according to bank president and CEO William E. Dorroh.

Dorroh stated, "Rhonny's addition to our Board is an important step to our growth and continued development towards serving our customers and businesses in Mansfield, DeSoto, Caddo, and Bossier. He has been a big part of the local community for many years. We are one of the few and locally owned and operated institutions remaining in the area and know that there is a need and demand for hometown banking where decisions are made locally, by local leaders," continued Dorroh.

Community Bank of Louisiana operates 9 offices in DeSoto, Bossier, and Caddo Parishes, and for the last three years has been named amont the top banks in the Nation by both banking trade organizations, the ABA and the ICBA. Founded in 1901, it is among the oldest banks in the state. 

Dorroh also announced that at the same shareholder meeting, long term board member David B. Means, III was named Chairman of the Board of both Community Bank of Louisiana and parent company Mansfield Bancshares. 

Dorroh added, "Dave replaces my late father as Chairman of the Board and brings to the bank a deep dedication to our local customers. Dave has served on our board since 1978 and his family roots are deep in DeSoto Parish soil."

Means has been an attorney in DeSoto Parish since graduating LSU Law School and is married to Elizabeth Means, together raising two children in DeSoto Parish, Steele Means and Anna Means Moore. 

Dorroh is married to Katherine Dorroh, who recently announced her candidacy seeking a vacant Caddo Parish District Court judgeship left behind by Judge Frances Pitman who was recently elected to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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