Rusty Cloutier – Community Bankers’ Leading Advocate

Rusty Cloutier joins Discover Lafayette to talk about the current state of the banking Industry. Many know Rusty as the founding President and CEO of MidSouth Bank which was organized in 1984 and has since been acquired by Hancock Whitney.  He has consistently been one of the leading and vocal advocates of community banking in the U. S.

Rusty is a past chair of the National Advisory Committee of Fannie Mae, as well as past chair of the Independent Community Bankers of America. He served as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies and is a former Director of the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 

Rusty is also the author of Big Bad Banks, How Greed and Ego among the big shots in banking and government created the crisis that wrecked our economy.