ISB Financial Corp. of New Iberia, La., has hired Bank One executive Daryl G. Byrd as its president and as president and chief executive officer of its Iberiabank.

He succeeded Larrey G. Mouton, who remains CEO of the holding company and was elected chairman of the $1.36 billion-asset bank.

Mr. Byrd, 45, was president and CEO of Bank One Louisiana's New Orleans region, which is mostly the old First Commerce Corp. Bank One bought First Commerce last year.

He had worked for First Commerce since 1985. In 1992 he became the executive vice president in charge of the commerce and mortgage banking groups at its First National Bank of Commerce.

Earlier he was president and CEO of its Rapids Bank and Trust Co. in Alexandria, La. And still earlier he led commercial lending at its First National Bank of Lafayette, La.

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