Laurie Vignaud has overall responsibility for the development, monitoring, management and promotion of community development programs and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives for Capital One Bank in Louisiana and Texas. She has been instrumental in bringing millions of dollars in grant financing to the bank that were used to support affordable housing programs. In addition, she has created and led some of the bank’s most innovative affordable housing, small business and asset/capacity building initiatives in the region. One such program, Getting Down to Business, has received national recognition.
The team led by Ms. Vignaud recognizes and cultivates community development projects, which may involve the new construction and renovation of single-family housing units throughout Capital One’s south central region. Ms. Vignaud serves as the President of Capital One’s Community Development Corporation, which is the entity that provides capital to nonprofit housing developers for the construction of new single-family homes sold to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. She works directly with various governmental, non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide and promote affordable housing, small business and economic development, and asset-building opportunities.
Ms. Vignaud manages a team of four associates strategically located across Capital One’s south central region. She has more than 18 years of experience in the community development arena and more than 22 years of banking experience.
A New Orleans native, Ms. Vignaud received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of New Orleans and a graduate degree in banking from the Southern Methodist University Southwest Graduate School of Banking in Dallas. She also attended Southern University of New Orleans, where she studied social welfare.
Active in the community, Ms. Vignaud serves on the board of the NAACP Texas State Corporate Advisory Board, City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity Advisory Board, Texas Southern University Business School Advisory Board, and the board of the Ensemble Theater.