Unity National Bank has announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Laurie Vignaud as Chief Executive Officer and President. Effective January 1, 2020, she will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will also join Unity’s Board of Directors.
Unity’s Board Chair Dr. Kase L. Lawal said, “I am delighted to welcome Laurie as our new CEO and President. Laurie is a proven leader who has excelled at strategic leadership positions and is well-positioned to lead Unity’s continued transformation.”
Vignaud takes over for Jeff Smith, who led Unity for the past two and a half years.
Vignaud previously served as the President of Capital One Bank’s (“Capital One”) Community Development Corporation and Senior Vice President of Community Development Banking for their South- Central Region.
“I am honored by the opportunity to assume leadership of this great, historic, and culturally significant institution. My background and vision align with Unity’s mission to financially empower under-served communities by creating opportunities to succeed,” she said.
She is active in the community and serves on numerous boards and is also a member of the Missouri City Chapter of the LINKs.