As ongoing business growth drives significant expansion into Louisiana’s capital city, Bank of St. Francisville welcomes a leader who stands with a foot in both communities. Born and raised in Baton Rouge and a graduate of Catholic High School, Douglas Dupont earned a degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi before returning to his hometown in 2007. Back in Baton Rouge Dupont worked first with First National Banker’s Bank, where he specialized in loan review and credit analysis from 2007 to 2015. In 2015 he relocated to Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked with First National Bank before joining Bank of St. Francisville as Vice President for Commercial Lending in January, 2018. After two years spent developing BSF’s commercial lending and deposit portfolio from the northern part of the state, Dupont returned to Baton Rouge with his wife, Erika; and their children, Charlotte and Walter, in January, 2020. There, the family quickly became invested in the life and spirit of the community.
In 2020, with Baton Rouge-based businesses increasingly seeking the concierge-style banking relationships that BSF has built its reputation on, Dupont is driving growth in the bank’s commercial loan portfolio, and preparing the ground for the launch of a standalone branch in 2021. As Market President for Baton Rouge, Dupont strives to replicate the culture and the overall banking experience that has made Bank of St. Francisville a cornerstone in the West Feliciana business community. This means building banking relationships that are rooted in accessibility, flexibility, and attention to detail. Dupont describes his approach as “banking the person behind the deal. “As a true community bank we are working to be our clients’ partners as well as their facilitators,” he explains. “We want to understand who we’re banking as well as what we’re banking. That’s what community banking is all about.”