George D. Nelson Jr., a director of Premier Bancorp, Shreveport, La., has been named president of the Northwest region of its principal subsidiary, Premier Bank.

He succeeded Donald Updegraff. Mr. Updegraff resigned after 31 years with the bank, citing a desire to spend time with his family. "I'm still young enough," he added, "that if I choose to do something else, I can make a significant contribution."

Mr. Nelson was managing director of Querbes & Nelson and vice president of Life Insurance Co. of Louisiana and Louisiana Companies. He resigned from those posts.

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