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AMIkids Welcomes New National Board Chair

Oct 29, 2019
Jerry Prejean

AMIkids Inc. Welcomes Jerry Q. Prejean, National Board Chair

Prejean will serve a two-year term on the volunteer national board

AMIkids Inc. is proud to welcome Jerry Q. Prejean as the new National Board Chair for the organization. 

“Our National Board provides invaluable oversight and guidance to our organization, helping to strengthen our mission of serving at-risk youth,” said from Michael Thornton, CEO & President, AMIkids. “Mr. Prejean has a great history with our organization, and is a well-respected member of his community for his professional and personal accomplishments. His leadership will be a great asset to our mission over the next two years.”

Prejean is Senior Vice President and Private Client Group Manager for IBERIABANK in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has over 25 years in the banking industry and in the Private Banking segment servicing high net worth individuals.  Within the Private Banking segment, Prejean has worked extensively within the healthcare industry where his group has worked with physicians on getting their practices started to opening their own imaging centers, surgery centers and boutique hospitals.  His group also works directly with Iberia Wealth Advisors in the areas of investments, trusts and estate planning for our mutual clients. 

“Serving as National Board Chair for an organization that has such an important goal is an honor,” said Jerry Q. Prejean, Senior Vice President and Private Client Group Manager for IBERIABANK. “The programs make a difference in many communities wherein kids with a troubled past are provided the guidance and support they need to discover their potential.”

Prejean is very active in the community where he has served as an Executive Committee member and Chair of Budget and Finance Committee for AMI Kids, Inc., as well as past Chairman and current board member of AMI Kids, Acadiana, Inc. He is also a current board member for Lafayette Central Park, LLC. Prejean served as Past Board President of Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana and Louisiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., and as Past Chairman of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and United Way of Acadiana. He also served as a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette, Inc., a board member of Ragin Cajuns Athletic Foundation, and is a graduate of Leadership Louisiana, a program sponsored by the Council for a Better Louisiana.

Prejean received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1992.  He also has a FINRA Series 6 securities license.  He is a native of Lafayette where he currently resides with his wife, Kay.  They have two adult children. 



About AMIkids:

AMIkids is a national nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth with local programs in nine states throughout the country. Since 1969, AMIkids has empowered more than 140,000 boys and girls from across the nation, helping to transform their lives and guide them towards a bright future. For more information, visit: AMIkids.org. 



IBERIABANK Corporation, a Louisiana corporation, is a financial holding company with 325 combined locations, including 190 bank branch offices and three loan production offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri, and New York, 29 title insurance offices in Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 86 locations in 12 states. The Company also has 16 wealth management locations in five states and one IBERIA Capital Partners L.L.C. office in Louisiana.