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We're Louisiana Strong

Robert Schneckenburger
August 17, 2016

When a disaster hits, we come together to help each other. That’s what we do here. In the wake of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana, our company and our associates are providing physical and financial support for flood recovery efforts. 



Whitney Bank contributed $50,000 to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund.  Pictured left to right: Line of Business Executive Mike Dickerson; Chief Operating Officer Shane Loper; CEO John Hairston; Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards; and Greater Baton Rouge Regional President Robert Schneckenburger.


Here for You

Hancock and Whitney Bank have made millions of dollars available for special low-interest, deferred payment loans to help residents and businesses get back on their feet. Additionally, we donated $50,000 to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund.


We’ve created opportunities for people and communities in the Gulf South for more than a century of good times and tough times. Right now, we want to help create opportunities for people to recover from this devastating disaster.


Learn more about the special disaster assistance loan program at www.hancockwhitney.com/emergency-assistance or contact a local banker.


We’re working around the clock to re-open operations in the areas impacted by the flood even while caring for the more than 100 of our colleagues that were affected by the storm. Many lost everything to floodwaters. It’s incredibly humbling to see associates who have nothing left come to the bank to say, ‘I’m here to help. What can I do?’ They’ve executed extraordinary effort to get the bank back open for clients. It makes me so proud of our culture here in Baton Rouge and at Hancock and Whitney Bank.


President and CEO John Hairston and COO Shane Loper traveled to flooded parishes to assess the damage first-hand to be able to ensure that the bank backs up its commitment to service, as it’s done since the bank was founded in the late 1800s. 






“We’ve weathered a lot of storms together. Like you, we know recovery starts with the peace of mind that comes with knowing someone’s there for you. We’re here for you. And, we’re at your sides, focused on what we can do to move forward together,” said Hairston. “We’re Louisiana strong with people and the communities we serve.”