Trey Hays – President

Trey Hays

As the Private Banking Manager of First Federal Bank of Louisiana, Trey brings together wealth management solutions with innovative and personalized service for his clients. He has served as a board member of the Alliance for Positive Growth since 2018 and is passionate about smart development opportunities for the Southwest Louisiana region. A Louisiana native, Trey attended the University of Southwest Louisiana and has lived in Lake Charles since 2008. He oversees the operations and staff of the Private Banking department and carries over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, with the past 11 of those years as a Commercial/Private Banking relationship manager. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Vanessa, and their three children, Grant, Will, and Gus, and enjoys fishing and hunting.

Executive Board

Trey Hays, First Federal Bank of LA

Tommy Eastman, Flavin Realty

Mary Kay Hopkins, Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC

Ryan Hess, Hancock Whitney

Matt Redd, Redd Properties
Ex officio

Bart Yakupzack, Jack Lawton Companies

Joseph Banks, Liberty Plaza Properties

Board of Directors

Krystle Blue, Home Builders Association

Lee Bruney (deceased), Port Aggregates Inc.*

Michael Hankins, Hankins Development

Jeff Kudla, Kudla Architecture

Ralph Lewing, Lewing Construction

Kevin Melton, Chennault International Airport

John Noble, Noble Development

Guy Richards, Rain for Rent

Dean Roberts, Stream Wetland Services

Jim Rock, Lake Area Industrial Alliance

Cynthia Roy, Lakeside Bank

Marshall Simien, Simien Law Firm

Tanis Sewell, Flavin Realty

Larry Thomas, Putter’s Golf Complex/Prime Steakhouse/Bodega Wine Bar

*Honorary Lifetime Board Member