R. Blake Chatelain

R. Blake ChatelainBlake Chatelain is the president/Chief Executive Officer and one of the founders of Red River Bank based in Alexandria, La.

Mr. Chatelain had 14 years experience with regional banking organizations when at the age of35 he had the chance to lead the formation of Red River Bank in 1999. Today, Red River Bank has 16 locations in Central and Northwest La. and is the 7th largest bank based in Louisiana with more than $1 billion in total assets.

Mr. Chatelain is a native of Bunkie, La., and started his college career at LSU Alexandria before transferring and graduating from LSU with a B.S. in finance.

Mr. Chatelain was appointed to the LSU Board of Supervisors by Gov. Bobby Jindal and is currently serving as chairman of the search committee for a new LSU President. He also served as an ex-officio member to the Post Secondary Education Review Commission.

He is very active in civic organizations past and present with service including the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, The Rapides Foundation, Rotary, United Way, Caring Peoples Pharmacy and the Red Cross.

His professional affiliations include Louisiana Real Estate Brokers License; Robert Morris and Associates; Louisiana Nursing Horne Association; and Louisiana Bankers Association, Executive Management Committee.

Blake is a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria, and he and his wife, Belle, have four sons and two grandchildren.