Capital One Bank announced that Ric Kearny, Capital One’s Baton Rouge Market President and Manager of Commercial Banking for Southwest Louisiana and North Central Louisiana, will retire in early March after more than 26 years of service to Capital One.
David Mullens will become Baton Rouge Market President and Manager of Commercial Banking for Southwest Louisiana and North Central Louisiana upon Kearny’s retirement. A longtime member of Kearny’s team, he currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in Capital One’s Middle Market Commercial Lending group in Baton Rouge.
As Market President, Kearny has been responsible for the design, development and implementation of an integrated community strategy for Capital One Bank in greater Baton Rouge. He has played a critical role in ensuring that Capital One Bank lives up to its promise of “Investing for Good” in greater Baton Rouge. In his commercial banking executive role, he has led a team of local commercial bankers responsible for the bank’s full range of commercial products and services in Southwest and North Central Louisiana.
A Baton Rouge native, Kearny received his bachelor’s degree in general business from Louisiana State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an active member of his local community, serving as chairman of the boards of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District. Kearny also serves on the boards of the Salvation Army, Cristo Rey Franciscan High School and Tiger Athletic Foundation.
“As a banker and community leader for nearly three decades, Ric’s impact on Louisiana — and greater Baton Rouge, in particular — has been tremendous,” said Chris Haskew, Capital One’s Louisiana Middle Market Commercial Banking Executive and State President. “Among the many bankers who have benefited from Ric’s leadership and knowledge is David Mullens, whose banking expertise and community commitment will serve our customers and greater Baton Rouge well and build on our strong momentum after he moves into the market president role.”
Mullens joined Capital One in 2007. After completing the bank’s middle market commercial credit analyst program, he became a business banker, earning several internal awards for success in meeting the needs of a wide range of small-business clients in greater Baton Rouge. In 2013, he joined Capital One’s Middle Market Commercial Lending group in Baton Rouge and was named a Senior Vice President in 2015.
A Baton Rouge native, Mullens received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Financial Professionals. He is Credit Risk Certified through the Risk Management Association and is a member of that organization.
Active in the community, Mullens is a member of the board of directors of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Rotary. He was named a Great Futures Honoree, recognizing outstanding young professionals who contribute to the Baton Rouge community. In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee for the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. He is a 2015 graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program. In 2017, Mullens was named to the Baton Rouge Business Report’s “40 Under 40” list.