New Orleans CREW Treasurer, Jo Anna Cotaya, was promoted to Manager of the Investor Real Estate Group at Capitol One on March 1, 2009. Jo Anna will replace Darryl Chauvin, who retired in 2008. Prior to this announcement, Jo Anna had been in the role of Louisiana Section Manager for IRE with responsibility for supporting Investor Real Estate transactions originated in the Louisiana market by Small Business Bankers and Commercial Bankers. Since Darryl’s departure, Jo Anna and Steve Mueller (Section Manager for Texas), has co-led the IRE Group effectively with little disruption in the support provided.
Jo Anna brings significant experience to the role, with over twenty years experience in the Commercial Real Estate arena including eight years at Hibernia/Capital One. This experience plus her energy, partnering skills and participating leadership style makes her uniquely qualified to assume this role.
New Orleans CREW congratulates Jo Anna on her well deserved promotion and wishes her well as she undertakes this important role.