Origin Bank promotes Warrie R. Birdwell to Dallas Regional President

DALLAS – Origin Bank has announced that Warrie R. Birdwell has been promoted to the bank’s executive team as its Dallas regional president.

Birdwell, who joined Origin in August 2015, has over 16 years of banking experience specializing in serving the financial needs of both privately held and publicly owned middle market companies. In his new position at Origin Bank, he will oversee the Dallas commercial, private and retail teams, while focusing on expanding relationships with existing clients and fostering new relationships in order to continue growing the bank’s presence in the Dallas market.

“Warrie has been a tremendous asset to our Dallas team and to our company as a whole,” said Drake Mills, Origin’s president and CEO. “His leadership skills and commitment to our culture and to the community give me great confidence in the future of our organization in the Dallas market.”

Birdwell has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. He serves on the Dallas Regional Council of the Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas and is a board member of the SMU Lettermen’s Club. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three daughters.

Birdwell moving into the Dallas regional president role, formerly held by the bank’s Texas president, Van Pardue, will allow Pardue the capability to focus on the state’s overall operations.

“This is a great move for the bank,” said Mills. “With Warrie taking the lead in Dallas, Van will now have the opportunity to spend more time in Fort Worth and Houston, which will strengthen our entire Texas operation.”

Origin Bank has banking locations in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex and in Houston. Pardue and Birdwell both maintain permanent offices at Origin’s Dallas Financial Center at 3838 Oak Lawn Avenue.

About Origin Bank

Origin Bank, formerly Community Trust Bank, is a more than century old, Louisiana-chartered bank which provides a wide range of traditional banking services with over 40 banking centers throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Origin Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company with assets of over $4 billion. Origin Bancorp’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Origin Bank’s website at originbankonline.com.