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Monday, February 1, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND –Long time banking executive Phil Livingston has been selected as the Southeastern
Louisiana University College of Business Executive in Residence, the university announced
“Mr. Livingston’s extensive career in the banking industry, coupled with this leadership roles in a variety of industry and organization boards, make him a valuable resource for our students,” said Interim Dean of the College of Business Antoinette Phillips.
Livingston will be sharing his 50-plus years of experience with Southeastern juniors, seniors and MBA students. He will also lead roundtable discussions where students can share their concerns, thoughts and aspirations.
“I plan to speak with the students about being prepared for the workplace, how to meet expectations and how to job search,” he said. “They must have the right positive attitude and be willing to start at the bottom and work their way up.”
A graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in accounting, Livingston joined Louisiana National Bank in 1965 as a management trainee and later became vice president. In 1973 he became chief executive officer of Citizens National Bank in Hammond, where he served as chairman and CEO of the bank until its 1995 merger with Deposit Guaranty National Bank of Mississippi.
Livingston held the title of chairman and CEO of Deposit Guaranty National Bank of Louisiana and then president of South Louisiana for First American Bank of Tennessee following another merger. After retiring in 1998, he served as a consultant to AmSouth Bank of Alabama, which later acquired First Tennessee.