Ruston, Louisiana-based Origin Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Origin Bank, announced that Derek McGee has joined the company as senior executive officer and chief legal counsel. He is a former partner of Fenimore Kay Harrison LLP for which his primary area of focus was corporate, securities and regulatory representation of financial institutions. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in strategic corporate transactions and in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as SEC reporting and compliance matters.
“Derek has been a trusted advisor to our company for more than a decade and will continue to greatly enhance our ability to provide value to our customers, communities and shareholders,” says Drake Mills, chairman, president and CEO of Origin Bancorp Inc. “His expertise combined with his understanding of our culture and vision makes him a valuable addition to our executive team.”
“I am extremely excited to join the Origin team and work with so many talented people,” McGee says. “Origin has an incredible reputation and a deep passion for serving its customers and communities, which I’ve witnessed throughout my time representing the company.”
McGee holds a BBA degree in finance from Baylor University and a JD degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. He is a past board member of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and IBAT Leadership Division, as well as past vice chairman of IBAT’s associate member advisory council. McGee has published many articles related to the banking industry and spoken at regional and nationwide banking conferences about legal and strategic issues facing financial institutions.
Established in 1912, Origin Bank operates 44 banking centers located from Dallas/Fort Worth, across North Louisiana to Central Mississippi, as well as in Houston.