January 6, 2022

Contact: Ann Barilleaux, JD Bank
(337) 656-7326


Jennings, LA – JD Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Andre Higginbotham to our Commercial Lending Team. Higginbotham will serve as VP Commercial Lender in our Lafayette market and will be located at our 300 Verot School Road location. “Andre is an experienced lender who is well versed in the markets served by JD Bank. His knowledge of the specific needs of our customers in Lafayette and Lake Charles make him a dynamic addition to our talented lending team,” said Jimmy LeBlanc, EVP Chief Commercial Banking Officer.

A native of Lake Charles, Higginbotham began his banking career in 2003 as a Retail Banking Officer while attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Over his 19 year career he has held the role of Small Business Banker, Business Banker and Commercial Lender. He works with large and small business owners to help them better understand cash flow, lending opportunities, and new and existing bank services that will help streamline their businesses, allowing them to increase growth and profitability. “With the last 12 years of my career being focused on the business/commercial side of banking, I enjoy meeting with new and existing business owners to understand their needs and to help start or grow their businesses. Joining the community banking world 4 years ago has been a phenomenal experience and I look forward to many productive years helping JD Bank customers in the community,” said Higginbotham.

Active in the community, Higginbotham is a member and past Board Member of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, Lafayette Education Foundation and has served on the Youngsville Economic Development Committee. He and his wife Ashley have one son, Dean.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947, JD Bank, Louisiana’s Community Bank, offers a variety of personal and commercial lending and deposit products through both physical and digital delivery channels. JD Bank also offers both trust and investment services. JD Bank operates through 21 full service branch offices located along the Interstate 10 corridor from Lake Charles to Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit or call 800-789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender

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