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Veteran Baton Rouge Bankers to Lead Commercial Team's Commitment to Capital City

April 1, 2016
Duayne Richard
Duayne Richard

March 16, 2016, may have been their first day on the job at Whitney Bank, but Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Gould are far from freshmen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, banking.


Schneckenburger, former managing director and market president for JPMorgan Chase in Baton Rouge,Robert Schneckenburger 

starts as Whitney Bank’s Greater Baton Rouge regional president with more than two decades of executive commercial banking experience under his belt. Fellow Chase alumnus Gould takes on managing Whitney’s Baton Rouge middle market and corporate banking group after more than 30 years as a senior middle market banking leader.


Schneckenburger will report to Senior Regional President Duayne Richard and serve as Gould’s direct manager. Richard oversees Whitney Bank’s West Region, a corridor of thriving cities and towns along I-12 and I-10 from Baton Rouge west to Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Houston, Texas.  


Schneckenburger has 22-plus years of extensive executive commercial banking experience with large national and regional banks, managing more than $2 billion in financings for clients. Before joining Chase, he served a total of six years as a commercial banking executive with Regions Bank and five years as a Capital One commercial banking officer. Schneckenburger holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Louisiana State University.


With a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Business Administration in accounting and Jeff Gould
finance from LSU, Gould brings 32 years of commercial banking relationship management know-how to Whitney Bank. He held several senior-level  commercial banking and business development positions with Chase, helping clients and supporting business partners across the bank’s commercial, leasing, derivatives, investments, and international banking services.


Both Schneckenburger and Gould have been involved in numerous business, civic, and economic initiatives benefitting Greater Baton Rouge.


Henry Schexnayder continues as the Baton Rouge market president focused on managing consumer and business banking and commercial lending. Steve Stein remains Livingston Parish market president; and Kevin Schexnayder, Ascension Parish market president.


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