Putting My Experience
John Schroder is a former narcotics sheriff's detective and served as a Criminal Investigative Division (CID) Special Agent in the United States Army. For the past 30 years, John has worked alongside his wife, Ellie, in various successful businesses, most notably in real estate, homebuilding, and retail.
His favorite hobby is Mardi Gras, and he is a veteran of more than 45 parades around the state. The colors of the State Treasury Unclaimed Property Division – purple, green, and gold - reflect his love of the spirit of Mardi Gras.
He is an avid sports fan and former athlete. He played baseball at a young age for Pilney Little League, played baseball and football at East Jefferson High School, and played wide receiver for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions.
The Treasurer has a deep commitment and devotion to serving others. He served nine and half years in the Louisiana House of Representatives and has been a member of countless service and charitable organizations, from Rotary to veterans' groups. Currently, the Treasurer is Chair of the State Bond Commission and a member of various boards and commissions.
He recently started his sixth year in office. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he believes government should manage its money like you manage your businesses and households. He also believes more transparency can help restore the people's faith in government and the process.
Treasurer Schroder grew up in Jefferson Parish, where he attended St. Mary Magdalen and East Jefferson High School. Later, he acquired his Criminal Justice degree at Southeastern Louisiana University. Above all, he is a husband of 37 years, a father of two, and an incredibly proud grandfather. He now resides in St. Tammany Parish with his wife Ellie.