Sue Durand, a graduate of the Academy of Sacred Heart and the University of Louisiana, was reared in Washington, Louisiana. Mrs. Durand is the President/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Washington State Bank. She has been appointed as the Louisiana representative on the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council. She is also a recipient of the Athena Award which is presented to women who demonstrate excellence in their profession. Additionally, Mrs. Durand is a recipient of the “Women Who Mean Business Award,” which is presented by ABIZ- Acadiana Business Magazine. Her community involvement ranges from leadership roles in Rotary Club, the Opelousas / St. Landry Chamber of Commerce and the St. Landry Economic Industrial Development Council. Mrs. Durand enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping others to prosper, playing the piano, and traveling.