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J. Keith Short

J. Keith ShortJ. Keith Shortis the Chief Operating Officer of Peoples Bank in Baton Rouge. Prior to his current position, Keith served as Investar Bank’s Regional President based in Lafayette, Louisiana. As President, he was responsible for the bank's commercial, retail and private banking activities. Keith was with Investar Bank for five years, and prior he was with IBERIABANK for 13 years, serving in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Naples, Florida.

Keith earned a finance degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University. While at LSU, Keith took Honors courses through the Honors Division. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at SMU (Dallas, Texas). Keith has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Capital Area United Way, Board and Executive Committee of the Istrouma Boy Scouts, Board and Past Chair of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and LSU Honors College Advisory Council. In addition, past service includes: Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board and the Children’s Museum of Naples Board. Keith resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife, son, and twin daughters, who are students at LSU.