Origin Bank Promotes Ashlea Price to Chief Human Resources Officer

Origin Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Bancorp, Inc. (OBNK), has announced that it has promoted Ashlea Price to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President.

Price has served the organization for more than 14 years in various roles including Director of Human Resources Operations & Strategy and Human Resources Services Director. She steps into this new position following the retirement of Linda Tuten, former Chief People and Diversity Officer, Executive Vice President.

“Our greatest asset as a company is our people,” said Drake Mills, Chairman, President and CEO of Origin Bancorp, Inc. “Ashlea’s commitment to our culture and vision will help Origin continue to be an incredible place to work. She will play a key part in executing our strategy to bring high-quality talent to our organization as we grow.”

In her new position, Price will continue to cultivate Origin’s award-wining culture, lead strategic efforts to attract top talent to the bank, oversee organizational design and efficiencies, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and lead many other critical HR initiatives throughout the bank’s markets in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

“Her dedication, work ethic, and proven record of success make Ashlea an excellent fit for this role,” said Lance Hall, President and CEO of Origin Bank. “From the bank’s tremendous growth to the way we navigated the pandemic as a company, Ashlea has risen to meet every challenge and demonstrated her capabilities as a collaborative leader. I am so proud to see her take on this new position.”

Price earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship as well as a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources and holds designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute, a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management, and Certified Compensation Professional from WorldatWork. She and her husband, Wesley Price, have two children and live in Ruston.

About Origin Bank:

Origin Bank is headquartered in Choudrant, Louisiana and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the financial holding company, Origin Bancorp, Inc. (OBNK). Chartered in Louisiana more than a century ago, Origin Bank 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.