Pelican State Credit Union opens in Prairieville

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Pelican State Credit Union held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 25 to celebrate the Grand Opening of their first branch in Ascension Parish. They are located at 17026 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA.

Pelican offers free rewards checking accounts that earn cash, free credit counseling, loans, mortgages, savings accounts like the Team Pelican account that pays dollars for A’s on report cards, business accounts and much more! Pelican is focused on giving back to its branch communities. The Credit Union gave away $4000 in free gas to residents of Ascension Parish at Popingo’s on Perkins. Pelican also gave $25 to all members who toured this branch during their Grand Opening. It pays to have a Pelican branch in your community!

Attending the Ribbon Cutting for Pelican State Credit Union were CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad, Prairieville Branch Manager Johnette Mauldin, Credit Counselor April Gomez, Business Development Rep. Terrence Merkerson, Member Service Rep. Amy Ronsonet, Teller Keira Morris, Branch Specialist Ta’Kietha Johnson, Member Service Rep. Tempest Edwards, Teller Dwan Bradford, Operations Manager Dawn Matthews, COO Annette Thames, CFO Melissa Ott, AVP of Operations Sharon Collins, VP of Marketing and Outreach Leigh Porta, AVP of Risk Management Ben Manry, Member and Guest Relations Officer Melanie Dupard, MyBranch Member Service Manager Jon Sulfsted, IS Manager Matthew Rabalais, Denham Springs Branch Manager Christian Gordon, Member Solutions Assistant Austin Robichaux, Lake Charles Branch Manager Jackie Decareaux and Members of Pelican State Credit Union Board of Directors. Also in attendance were Ascension Parish Government Public Information Officer Martin McConnell and Ascension Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sherrie Despino, along with Chamber Ambassadors and Pelican Credit Union customers, family and friends.

If you would like more information on Pelican State Credit Union, please call 225-408-6468, or visit Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information on the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, please visit, email or call 225-647-7487.

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