October Investor Spotlight
Meet Jane G. Verret
Occupation: President & CEO
Organization: Campus Federal
What does your organization do?
Campus Federal is a progressive, not-for-profit financial institution that provides competitive products and quality member service to sustain planned, diversified growth. Our philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ is the driving force behind everything we do, from providing excellent member experiences to volunteering in our communities. We strive to be a true financial partner to our members throughout all stages of life and help make the communities we serve better places for everyone.
The credit union was established in 1934 by seven employees of Louisiana State University, so we have a strong bond and unique partnership with Louisiana’s flagship university. In partnership with LSU, Campus Federal provides financial education courses that are available to faculty, staff and students. These courses assist with financial independence, budgeting, and more.
Today, we have grown to nine branches statewide, serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. As Louisiana’s top business credit union, we support BRAC’s mission to lead economic development in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities.
What are some advantages of being located/doing business in the Capital Region?
Baton Rouge is a strong community, and an incredible place to live and do business. Our city is constantly growing, and the robust business climate we enjoy attracts companies of all sizes and industries that share a common spirit of innovation and collaboration. Our economy is growing stronger every day, providing an excellent foundation to attract more employers and a diverse labor pool.
Why did you decide to invest in BRAC?
BRAC’s goals are closely aligned with our mission at Campus Federal, to give back to the communities we serve. As a longtime supporter, we are invested in BRAC’s mission to support business and economic development for the Capital Region. Finance, healthcare and higher education continue to fuel the region and play important roles in shaping the collective future of our Greater Baton Rouge community. The financial health and stability of our local businesses goes hand-in-hand with attracting employers and encouraging job growth.
What would you say to companies contemplating joining BRAC?
What are you waiting for? Joining BRAC allows you to stay abreast of important issues and trends shaping our future. The leadership and knowledge of BRAC staff about Baton Rouge’s marketplace is invaluable to businesses in the region. Outlined in their five-year strategic plan, BRAC is dedicated to making Baton Rouge a more positive place for business investment and growth, elevating the region’s external image. Becoming part of BRAC gives you a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with other business leaders to help invest in and improve the communities in which we live, work and play.
What do you anticipate for your company in the next five years? For the Capital Region?
The growth of the Capital Region has provided an exciting opportunity for us to serve the business community. As our business partners develop and grow, we have invested in technology and expanded our products and tailored to our members’ evolving needs. Additionally, our partnership with Our Lady of the Lake has grown as we support each other in community service and financial literacy. We are excited to watch Baton Rouge continue to expand as a medical destination.
BRAC is an investor-driven organization leading economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. BRAC’s investor base includes small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as other individuals and organizations.
Each month, BRAC highlights one of its investors in the Investor Spotlight. To learn more about becoming an investor, visit the Join BRAC page or schedule a meeting with BRAC’s Investor Development and Relations team.