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First Guaranty Bank’s Adam Johnston announced as one of Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders


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First Guaranty Bank

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First Guaranty Bank's Adam Johnson First Guaranty Bank’s Adam Johnston has been named one of Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The first-annual, nomination-based award recognizes up-and-coming community bankers who demonstrate exceptional potential in leadership, innovation and community work.

Johnston has worked for First Guaranty Bank since 2011 and serves as the organization’s SVP/North Louisiana Regional Manager. He received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Milsaps College and went on to obtain his MBA in finance from LSU Shreveport. Johnston has also attended LBA Leadership School and the Graduate School of Banking. In addition to his academic excellence, Johnston has served the Young Professionals Initiative with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, the Louisiana Bankers Education Council as a past president, and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership as Chairman-Elect.

Johnston’s commitment to community outreach and achievement is driven by his desire to promote economic growth and well-being within his community. “Community banking is the purest form of microeconomic development in action,” said Johnston. “My vision is to elevate the quality of life of my community, and we accomplish this goal by interacting with our community to better understand their needs.”

 “This group of young professionals should give all of us a sense of pride and optimism as we look to the future of America’s community banks,” said Matt Kusilek, publisher, Independent Banker. “Now more than ever, this industry sees the value of the energy and ideas of people like our emerging leaders, who believe in the importance of the community banking model. We’re really pleased to be able to highlight their accomplishments so far and look forward to what they’ll do next.”

Johnston will be featured in the June 2019 issue of Independent Banker, which will be showcased on the Independent Banker website and accessible via the digital issue of the magazine.

About First Guaranty Bank

For over 80 years First Guaranty Bank has proudly served local communities with a commitment to customers. First Guaranty Bank currently operates twenty-six branches throughout Louisiana and Texas and with the power to make loan decisions on a local level. First Guaranty has the strength to help meet the needs and expectations of customers.


About Independent Banker

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