Brian Woodard

President & CEO

First National Bank

Geo Area
Region 7


Brian Woodard resides in Choudrant, Louisiana and has been the President and CEO at First National Bank for the past 15 years. He grew up in Ruston and attended college at LSU. He is also a graduate of the Sheshunoff Executive Banking Institute. When he left LSU, he spent 12 years working internationally in the oil and gas industry. During these 12 years, he lived in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Dubai, Scotland, Holland, and Norway.

Brian is very active in his community. He currently serves on the Board at First National Bank, LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation, Louisiana Banker’s Association, and the Louisiana Committee of 100. He is also a member of the United Way Steamboat Society.

Brian is a proud father of three daughters; Avery and Muriel, who are both currently pursuing degrees at LSU, and Chloe, who is a sophomore at Ruston High School. In his free time, he enjoys golfing at Bayou Desiard Country Club and Squire Creek Country Club where he is an active member. He is also an avid hunter, runner, and tennis player.