Buxton retires after more than 40 years in banking

By Crystal Nix

David Buxton announced his retirement from banking at the end of last year.

Buxton began his banking career as a management trainee for First National Bank of Lake Charles in 1980, while living in Lake Charles. He was later transferred to the DeQuincy Branch, working under Glen D. Bertrand, where he later became Vice President and manager of the DeQuincy branch.

He served as North Regional Manager of the SW Market and supervised multi-branch locations in the north Calcasieu including DeQuincy and DeRidder. He worked through various bank mergers including First National Bank of Lake Charles to the First Commerce Corporation, then to Bank One which eventually merged with JPMorgan Chase unit April 2005.

He then moved to Cameron State Bank, where he was promoted to Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager from April 2005 to July 2011. He supervised sales and service of the DeQuincy, Kinder, Oberlin, Oakdale, Nelson WalMart and Albertson’s banking center sales staff. Cameron State Bank then merged with Iberiabank and he continued as a Sr. Vice President Branch Manager, Retail Branch; Management and Multi-Branch Supervisor. Iberia sold out to Sabine State Bank in 2016.

Buxton served at Iberia as a Vice President, the DeQuincy Market Development Manager, Business Development Officer. Consumer and Business Lender and the Asst. Regional Training Director for the SW Region of Sabine State Bank. The DeQuincy Branch of Sabine State Bank was selected as the training center formal new hires for the SW Region under his guidance.

He graduated from DeQuincy High School in 1973 as an honor graduate. He attending McNeese State University from 1973 to 1976 majoring in secondary education. He is a licensed notary public since 1982. He is active in his community and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. He currently serves as the church financial secretary and is a trustee on the Board of Directors of the church.

He served basically at two bank locations in DeQuincy for a combined service of 40+ years.

Buxton used his knowledge, talent and resources to improve the community. He often reminded others “Leaders lead by example” and consistently put his customer service skills first, using the philosophy that people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care!