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Lafayette, La.-based MidSouth Bancorp Inc. and unit MidSouth Bank NA named their new CEO, CFO, COO, chief lending officer and chief risk officer.

Interim President and CEO James McLemore was appointed to those two roles permanently. He was earlier predicted to be made permanent, after being appointed on an interim basis following the firing of former President and CEO Clive "Rusty" Cloutier. McLemore previously held the CFO post.

Lorraine Miller was named executive vice president and CFO, following her stint as senior vice president and director of mergers and acquisitions for the company and the bank.

MidSouth Bank Chief Information Officer Kade Peterson adds the same title at the company, and is now also senior executive vice president and COO for the company and the bank.

Jeff Blum is now senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. Blum previously served as senior executive vice president and chief credit officer.

MidSouth Bank Chief Risk Officer Erin DeWitt will additionally assume the same position at MidSouth Bancorp. She has also been named senior executive vice president at both institutions.

In addition, Clay Abington was named executive vice president for corporate efficiency. He will also oversee human resources. He was previously senior vice president and business process manager.