b1BANK Names Vascocu Chief Administrative Officer

Business First Bancshares and b1BANK hired Jerome “Jerry” Vascocu Jr. as chief administrative officer. Vascocu will be the first chief administrative officer for the bank. He brings more than 27 years of banking experience.

“The b1 culture appeals to a growing number of highly talented individuals within the banking industry, and I look forward to welcoming one of those impactful leaders, Jerry Vascocu, to our team,” Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK, said. “As we grow in the present, our horizons expand in the future. Jerry will help guide our efforts to explore and execute upon those opportunities as a member of our executive team while also joining several of our steering committees. As chief administrative officer, he will partner with our asset management, financial institutions, human resources and marketing department directors to support the teams they lead.”

In his recent role as director of commercial banking at First Horizon Bank, Vascocu led the development and implementation of client-focused strategies for commercial banking teams across the bank’s 12-state region.

“I’m excited to join b1BANK during a significant stage of growth,” Vascocu said. “Jude and the executive team have created a great internal setting that gives team members the autonomy to focus on clients and community. That strong commitment to clients combined with a culture that energizes and encourages is a formula for continued success across the growing b1BANK footprint. I am eager to explore the opportunities available today and in the future.”

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