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Hancock adds bankers



Two energy bankers have joined the Hancock Holding Company financial services organization. Senior vice president and managing director of the Energy Division Donovan Broussard and senior vice president and senior energy banker Liana Tchernysheva together bring more than 32 years of experience in the energy banking sector to the company. Leading the Whitney Bank and Hancock Bank Energy Division, both bankers are based at Whitney Bank in Houston and are residents of the city’s greater metropolitan area.

Broussard began his career in New Orleans as a Whitney Bank management trainee and now has more than 17 years’ experience in the banking industry, with an emphasis in management and energy lending. He comes to Whitney Bank in Houston from NATIXIS, where, since 2001, he led long-term planning, strategy, and new product implementation and developed client relationships for the company’s oil and gas exploration and production group. During his tenure with the company, he was a top industry producer. Broussard also worked for The Bank of Nova Scotia and Dai-Ichi Kangyo in energy related banking fields. All of Broussard’s positions were based in the Houston market. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Tchernysheva, a 15-year veteran of banking, also joins Whitney and Hancock from NATIXIS, where, as a managing director of the oil and gas exploration and production group, she created and built the bank’s portfolio as a participant and lead originator. Additionally, she established client relationships and performed analysis, underwriting, and portfolio management. Tchernysheva previously worked in several positions at BBVA Compass (formerly Compass Bank) and holds a finance degree from the University of South Alabama.

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