Hancock Whitney remains community focused
In the 1800s, Hancock Whitney’s founders saw the need for a bank built to last — an institution anchored in values, reinforced with resilience and focused on opportunity. To realize their vision, they forged business foundations from the character and community that distinguish the Gulf South. Since then, Hancock Whitney has succeeded with and because of the people and communities the bank serves, sustaining strong local partnerships and a core commitment to service that help further strengthen the region.
Today, Hancock Whitney carries on that remarkable legacy as one of America’s strongest, safest banks serving one of the nation’s most vibrant corridors. The company’s core values—Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork and Personal Responsibility—continually inspire Hancock Whitney associates to help people achieve their financial dreams and communities thrive.
“At Hancock Whitney, we invest in people and communities,” shares Market President Josh Jones. “We currently have 10 financial centers in Terrebonne, Lafourche, and St. Mary parishes. Our beautiful new financial center on Grand Caillou Road in Houma is the second new financial center in Terrebonne Parish in the past 24 months.”
Banking in the last 30 years has changed dramatically; but at Hancock Whitney, commitment to client service stays constant.
“The clients we reach every day are the reason Hancock Whitney reinvested in our community by opening a new financial center,” says Jones. “The day we opened, I listened as clients walked in and commented on the center. More than just admiring the new building, they focused on their individual banker. Our clients value face-to-face interaction. While we have the full capability to transact business online and through mobile banking, our associates at each financial center set us apart. We have a great team of associates with many years of banking experience—some in excess of 50 years.”
At Hancock Whitney, service goes well beyond brick and mortar. The bank encourages each associate to complete community service hours, with 5,648 hours recorded in 2018 across the company. Hancock Whitney associates stay actively engaged in helping their communities grow and enhancing quality of life through their vested interest in volunteerism, philanthropy and a responsible approach to financial education,
One way Hancock Whitney gives back to Terrebonne Parish is through the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence (TFAE). Hancock Whitney supports TFAE with grants and by playing a large role in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides books to children from birth to five years of age. Hancock Whitney is involved in Lafourche Parish through support of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum in Thibodaux. Hancock Whitney also partners with Junior Achievement to teach children important money management lessons critical to helping young people build more secure financial futures.
“We’re a large regional institution with a very community-based focus,” explains Jones. “We contribute to and participate in local activities and serve on community boards because we want to make a difference—to make the places where we live, work and raise our families even better.”
Part of Hancock Whitney Corporation, Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida offer comprehensive, contemporary banking options such as traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as trust and asset management offices in New York and New Jersey.