MBL Bank has announced veteran banker Rickey S. Darst has joined its lending team as a commercial lender.
A native and lifelong resident of Springhill, Darst graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern Arkansas University in 1971. He has more than 36 years of experience in the banking industry. Darst served the past 20 years at Regions Bank, where he held such positions as senior vice president/commercial banker, city president, and consumer and commercial sales manager. He has established client relationships in Webster, Bossier, Caddo and Claiborne parishes.
Darst is a member and past president of the Springhill Lions Club. Throughout his career, he has served on the board of directors for the North Webster Industrial District, Springhill-North Webster Chamber of Commerce, and numerous other community boards.
Darst and his wife, Myrt, reside in Springhill. He has three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He and his family enjoy horseback riding and camping with friends.
“I am very excited to join the MBL Bank family. These are people I have known for many years and that I respect in the banking industry,” Darst said.
“To all of my past clients, consider this as my personal invitation to come by and visit with me about your lending needs.”
Darst’s office is located at the bank’s main branch at 100 MBL Bank Dr. in Minden.
“Rickey brings with him a tremendous amount of knowledge in commercial lending and we’re pleased to have him come on board as an integral part of our banking family,” MBL Bank President and CEO Jack E. Byrd Jr. said. “Thanks to our customers, MBL Bank continues to experience significant growth and Rickey’s personality, experience, and client relationships will enhance our already-outstanding lending department.”