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Businessman Kenny Phipps Named to Board of Directors


Lakeside Bank has appointed Kenneth “Kenny” Phipps to the organization’s board of directors.

A lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana, Phipps is a graduate of Sulphur High School. He has had a successful career in the automotive industry for more than 55 years. He bought his first automobile auction at age 25 and by 1994 owned and managed a total of five auctions across the Gulf Coast. In 1984, Phipps purchased his first dealership, Allstar Buick GMC Pontiac. He went on to own and manage several other franchise stores, including Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. He currently owns one of the largest independent pre-owned vehicle stores in the South.

Phipps joins the current members of Lakeside Bank’s Board of Directors: Chairman Mike Veron, senior partner of Veron, Bice & Palermo; Willie Mount, former Louisiana State Senator and Mayor of Lake Charles; Robert Piper, former CEO of US Unwired and administrator of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church; Joe Thomas, founder of Resin Systems of Sulphur; James Boyer, partner with Southland Capital; Keith Duplechin, co-owner of AdSource and Realty Source; Russell Stutes, managing partner of Stutes and Lavergne Law Firm; and Roy Raftery, President and CEO of Lakeside Bank.

Lakeside Bank has locations in Lake Charles, Sulphur and Moss Bluff. The bank has been repeatedly recognized nationally for its growth, performance and safe, secure banking practices. For more information, visit

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