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Jess Steelman

commercial lender

I was inspired to go in to banking due to the amazing grace, helpfulness, and outstanding customer service of a banker during an extremely difficult time in my life many years ago. I knew that I wanted to be that for my clients, and have the impact, and make a difference like they did for me. Those moments inspired my banking career, which is now over 15 years and continuing on at JD Bank. Over the years I have worked in almost every position within a few different national and community banks, including managing multiple branch sites. I am exceptionally excited to get back to what I truly love; making and being the difference for my business clients as a commercial lender.

I am a southeast Louisiana native and have lived on the Northshore most of my life. I have 2 incredible grown children: a 22 year old son and a 15 year old daughter, along with an amazing partner and 2 more bonus adult children.  I have a great passion to service and making a difference in my community, therefore I stay very active serving on numerous boards, committees, and volunteering my time.   I proudly serve with East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity on both the Rosie Committee, as a Rosie Team leader & member as an original Rosie, and Dos Amigos Dental and Medical Mission Trip, just to name a few! I love spending time with my family, helping others, rescuing wild life in need, traveling and finding all sorts of adventures to get into!

areas of expertise

  • Business Lines of Credit 
  • Equipment Financing
  • Commercial Construction Lines of Credit
  • Relationship Banking

About JD Bank Commercial Lending

Whether you have an established company, your business is rapidly growing or you are considering starting your own business, JD Bank Business Loans can be a key to success.

All businesses need funding. JD Bank’s Commercial Loan Officers have the lending expertise you need to go from business plan to key-in-hand, and we have created business loans for companies in a variety of Louisiana industries. We will stand with you with experienced support and insight as we work together to achieve your business goals. At JD Bank we take the success of your business personally, and our specialty is working with the people, industries and local businesses of Louisiana.


Whether you’re just starting out or ready to expand, get a great business loan that fits your particular needs.

  • Great rates
  • Flexible terms
  • Personalized service
  • Experienced advisors
  • Local decision making
  • Quick approval