HOUSTON – Origin Bank has announced that Lauren Bokel has joined the company as a Vice President, One-Time Close Production Manager for the bank’s home lending division.
Bokel has 37 years of experience in the mortgage industry, specializing in construction lending. In her position at Origin she will focus on expanding residential construction lending, specifically the One-Time Close Program, which allows borrowers to combine financing for a lot purchase, construction and permanent mortgage into a single mortgage loan.
“We are very pleased to have Lauren join the Origin Bank team,” said Russ Chase, Executive Vice President and head of the bank’s home lending group. “Lauren has an excellent reputation for being the go-to person for construction lending. Her expertise, specifically with the One-Time Close Program, will be invaluable as our organization continues to grow.”
Bokel has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Louisiana Tech University. She is the financial chair at Spring Woods United Methodist Church and a member of the board of trustees at Heartspring Methodist Foundation. She will maintain an office at Origin’s Champions Banking Center at 6767 FM 1960 West.
About Origin Bancorp, Inc.
Origin Bancorp is the financial holding company for Origin Bank, a more than century old Louisiana-chartered bank, headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, which provides a broad range of financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities, high net-worth individuals and retail clients from more than 40 banking centers located from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas across North Louisiana to Central Mississippi, as well as in Houston, Texas. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Origin Bank’s website at www.origin.bank.