First National Bank: Built on a Solid Foundation
A Timeline: Building a Solid Foundation
1966 Richard Seale, age 36 joins FNB as one of the state’s youngest banking CEOs. One year later, Seale is named 3rd President and CEO.
1968 After 48 years of ownership, the Freeland family sells the Crowley bank building to FNB. Following the sale, the bank goes through extensive renovations being the first bank in Crowley to have drive-in windows, night depository, and a time/temperature sign.
1973 Another first, FNB’s bookkeeping becomes 100% electronic.
1979 Richard Seale is named Chairman of the Board
1984 The first ATM machines in Acadia Parish are opened by FNB in 3 locations.
1989 After 51 years of service to FNB, B.W. Freeland retires from the Board.
1994 The bank holding company, Financial Corporation of Louisiana, is formed.
1995 FNB opens a Lake Charles branch and establishes a 24-hour tellerphone line.
1996 North Crowley Branch Opens
1998 Another technological first, FNB introduces a web site and PC banking.
1998 J. Randall Prather is named the bank’s 4th President and CEO.
2000 Lafayette Branch Opens
2002 Sulphur Branch Opens
2008 FNB surpasses 200 million in Assets
2009 Lake Charles renovates branch, doubling its size.