Our Team

Meet the Plaquemine Bank Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors' knowledge and varied expertise, provide direction and guidance to the bank's management team in providing the state of the art banking services to our customers. The Directors, Officers and Employees work together to build a stronger community.

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Seated from Left to Right: G.W. Banta, Stephen Panepinto, Frances D. Durand, John N. Gum
Standing from Left to Right: Leo D. Sternfels, J.D. Weldon, Harry J. Philips Jr., Kenneth Caruso

Stephen Panepinto, Chairman, President, and CEO

Harry J. Philips, Jr., Attorney, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, Attorneys-at-law

G. W. Banta, Secretary of the Board, President, J. W. Banta, Towing, Inc., Secretary-Treasurer, Plaquemine Towing, Inc.

J. D. Weldon, Assistant Secretary of the Board, Retired, The Dow Chemical Company

Frances D. Durand, Durand Properties, L.L.C.

John N. Gum, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board, Health Care Management

Kenneth Caruso President, Resource Management

Meet the Plaquemine Bank Officers

Steve Stephen Panepinto - Chairman of the Board, President and C.E.O.; With Plaquemine Bank since April 4, 1983. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the entire operation and profitability of the bank reporting directly to the Board of Directors.

Banking Education:
  • B.S. in Finance from LSU., August 1974.
  • Basic, Standard and Advanced Certificates from the American Institute of Banking (AIB).
  • Certified Commercial Lending School and Graduate School of Commercial Lending from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
  • Graduate from the Banking School of the South, Louisiana State University.
  • Notary Public for the Parish of Iberville, State of Louisiana.
Civic Organizations:
  • Past President, Treasurer and Board Member of the Iberville Chamber of Commerce.
  • Past Grand Commander of the Order of the Alhambra, Muret Caravan #68, Plaquemine, LA.
  • Past Advisory Board member and the finance committee member for St. John School, Plaquemine, LA.
  • Charter Board Member for the Iberville Parish 4-H Foundation.
Tabatha Tabatha "Totsie" Tempanaro - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Cashier; is a native of Plaquemine, and a graduate of St. John High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she received her bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1990. Mrs. Tempanaro joined Plaquemine Bank in 1992 as a management trainee.

Mrs. Tempanaro is a graduate of the 1998 Leadership West Program held by the Iberville and West Baton Rouge Chambers of Commerce. Mrs. Tempanaro holds the position of Past Chariman of the Iberville Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Tempanaro has also served on the Economic Development Committee, The Government Affairs Committee and the Executive Committee. She is a former member of Financial Women International in which she served as the Fundraising Chairperson and Chairman of the golf tournament.
Liz Elizabeth "Liz" Rivet - Vice President and Loan Officer; NMLA #686811; Liz is a native of Plaquemine and a graduate of Plaquemine High School. She is commissioned as a notary public for Iberville Parish and has completed serveral courses with the American Institute of Banking. She began her banking career in 1974 with Plaquemine Bank & Trust Company as a bookkeeper. She has held several key positions over the years in the note department and was promoted to loan process administrator in 1995. Mrs. Rivet is a member of the Catholic Daughters, an active member of the collection of stewardship for St. John the Evangelistic Church and a Volunteer and Committee Member for Relay for Life.
Caroline Caroline M. Causin - Vice President and BSA Officer; Caroline is responsible for Loan Operations. Caroline is a native of Plaquemine and a graduate of St. John High School. She has completed several courses with the American Institute of Banking and is a graduate of The Bankers School for Supervisory Training. Mrs. Causin began her banking career in 1977 with Plaquemine Bank & Trust Company as a teller. In 1978 she was promoted to note teller and has held several key positions in the note department. In 1995 she was promoted to not e department supervisor. Ms. Causin has served as the secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Iberville Parish and has one child.
Janet Janet B. Campo - Vice President, Loan Officer and Compliance Officer; NMLA #686813; Janet is a native of Belle Rose and a resident of Plaquemine. She is a graduate of Assumption High School in Napoleonville. She began her banking career in 1988 at Citizens Bank & Trust Company, working primarily in branch administration. In 1993 she began working for Bank of Commerce in Baton Rouge, as the Customer Service Officer. She joined Plaquemine Bank & Trust Company in 1997 working in construction and mortgage lending.

Mrs. Campo was commissioned as a notary public in Iberville Parish in 1990. In 1992 she graduated from the Bankers School for Supervisory Training and has also completed several courses with the American Institute of Banking, and is a 2003 Graduate of the Leadership West program.
Rhett Rhett J. Vaughn - Vice President I.T. Operations; Rhett is responsible for the Information Technology Department, Information Technology Security, Bookkeeping, Proof and ACH Operations. Rhett is a native of Plaquemine and a graduate of Plaquemine High School. He has completed several courses with the American Institute of Banking as well as continuing education classes focusing on Information Technology. Rhett began his banking career in 1990 with Plaquemine Bank and has worked in several different areas of the bank including Paying/Receiving Teller, Loan Department, and Bookkeeping before excelling in the Operations area of banking.

Rhett is on the board of the Mardi Gras Krewe, Krewe of Comogo which formed Plaquemine’s first night time Mardi Gras Parade. Rhett is also a Board Member on the community group “We Are the Difference” a charitable organization as well as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Iberville.


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