James “Jayce” F. Simpson III, President & Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank of Louisiana announced the election of their newest board member, Patrick M. Temple. Temple was appointed at the board meeting on April 11, 2023. He will be holding a seat both on the board of Community Bank of Louisiana (CBLA) as well as their holding company, Mansfield Bancshares, Inc (MBS).
Temple said, “I’m excited to join the boards of CBLA and MBS because it allows the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Community and regional banks represent the heart of a community, and I’m excited to be a part of this growing and thriving business.”
Temple brings with him a vast resume and depth of experience that will prove vital in guiding CBLA and MBS toward continued success. He has spent his career working in a variety of industries, including time as a CPA at a Big 4 accounting firm, and offers a new, fresh perspective to the direction of these institutions.
Temple believes that CBLA, and those like it, are the lifeblood of communities across the country. “Whether it’s a parent opening a first bank account for their child, an entrepreneur fulfilling a dream of starting a business, or a current business owner looking to expand their business – these events impact the community and make up the fabric of everyday life,” he said.