About Us

OUR MISSION: First Bank and Trust’s mission is to help people
achieve their financial goals and realize their dreams.

Our History

First Bank and Trust opened for business on May 21, 1991. The Bank’s headquarters is located at 909 Poydras Street in the First Bank and Trust Tower, New Orleans, Louisiana. First Bank is a state chartered, FDIC insured, New Orleans based bank with approximately $800 million in assets.

FBT Board of Directors

First Bank and Trust is very proud of our Board of Directors.

As business leaders and community advocates, their entrepreneurial background is embedded in the mind, spirit and attitude of every First Bank and Trust employee.

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Core Values

  • We will always tell the truth and always keep our promises.
  • We will always treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • We encourage creative thinking and alternative solutions.
  • We see every problem as an opportunity to make a difference.
  • As individuals, we take ownership of every opportunity to satisfy a customer.
  • The success of this bank is the responsibility of every employee.
  • Effective communication is important to our relationships with our customers and each other.
  • Teamwork, Teamwork, Teamwork.

The Logo

First Bank and TrustThe Delta symbol has a long history that dates back to ancient Greece. Scientists use the symbol to mean “change.” The pyramids were built in this triangular shape. Engineers to this day use the shape to add strength. But it also has an important meaning locally: First Bank and Trust is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Mississippi River delta. And, like the fertile delta region, our bank has seen great growth. Today we stand on a foundation of strength and look toward a future where change is not an option, but a given. At First Bank and Trust, we are poised for continued growth that serves our customers and our employees.


We are personally responsible to our customers and fellow teammates to:

  • Make timely decisions that create a quality experience for all those involved.
  • Do what it takes to create a legacy for ourselves and First Bank and Trust, ensuring its continued success.
  • Create a rewarding and positive career environment for fellow team members.

Board of Directors

A.R. “Fred” Blossman, Jr., Gary B. Blossman, Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger, Joseph C. Canizaro, Ralph C. Cox, Jr., Patricia C. Denechaud, David Guidry, Mark Jeansonne, Paul O'Connor, and Roderick K. West.

This outlines the core beliefs and values of all First Bank and Trust team members. We strive for excellence with each moment of opportunity we have with our customers and each other. I would love to hear when we go above the behaviors and actions included, but also when we fall below.

You can contact me directly at:

Gary B. Blossman
President and CEO of First Bank and Trust