Drake Mills, ’82
Chairman, CEO, and President of Origin Bancorp, Inc.

Drake Mills, ’82, began his career in 1983 at Bank of Choudrant—now Origin Bank. Today, he serves as chairman, CEO and president of the $4.2 billion Origin headquartered in Ruston. Under his leadership, Origin began trading as a public company on Nasdaq in May, and has grown to around 700 employees with more than 40 branches in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Hear about the relationships he developed during his time at the College of Business, his advice for current students, and how his finance curriculum prepared him for success in our latest alumni spotlight.