November 16, 2022

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

JD Bank Grows Northshore Team with the Addtion of two Commercial Lenders

Jennings, LA – JD Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas Druen and Jess Steelman have joined our team as Commercial Lenders in our combined loan and deposit production office located at 1409 W. Causeway Approach in Mandeville. Both will be responsible for cultivating new relationships to serve the personal and business financial needs of the Northshore region, strengthening the bank’s commercial loan portfolio. “I am delighted to welcome these two dynamic lenders to our team. With over 60 years of combined banking experience, they are the perfect addition to enhance JD Bank’s expansion into Northshore,” said Jackelyn Gallo, SVP Regional Market Executive – Northshore/Baton Rouge.

With over 47 years of experience in the banking industry, Druen is an expert in helping individuals and businesses of varied backgrounds achieve financial stability and success. He most recently served as Branch Manager and Lender for Gulf Coast Bank and Trust. Born and raised in New Orleans, Druen has been an active member of the Mandeville community for 30 years and previously served 15 years as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the St. Tammany Fire District No. 4.

A Louisiana native, Steelman has been in banking and finance for over 15 years, most recently working as a Branch Manager for The First Bank in Mandeville. Her passion is working with business and commercial customers and she received the prestigious National Achiever recognition from Chase Bank. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Northshore and is actively involved in Professional Women of St. Tammany, Dos Amigos – Dental Medical Missions, and East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity.

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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