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."

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