John Schroder


John Schroder served as Louisiana’s state treasurer between 2017 and 2023, and was the 2023 national chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF). Before being elected treasurer, he was a state representative from 2008–17. While serving in the Louisiana state legislature, he was a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), active in its Tax and Fiscal Policy task force. 

Schroder is a former narcotics detective who also served as a criminal investigations special agent in the U.S. Army. For the past three decades, he and his wife have run their own businesses in real estate, homebuilding, and development.

Schroder ran for Louisiana Governor in 2023 and lost to Attorney General Jeff Landry in the republican primary.

In 2023, SFOF gave Schroder the “Servant Leadership” award.


  • Signed an Advancing American Freedom (AFF) coalition letter to U.S. House leaders demanding that “The Woke 401(k) Rule Must Be Repealed” (3/28/23)
  • Signed an AFF coalition letter to Congress asking it to “overturn the Biden administration’s dangerous ESG rule through the Congressional Review Act” (2/7/23)
  • Treasurer’s office compiled a list of “potential legislation” it “may want to consider” during the 2023 session, including legislation “discussed at SFOF” (12/7/22)
  • Attended a dinner “hosted” by The Heritage Foundation for the sponsors of the SFOF 2022 Fall National Meeting (11/15/22)
  • Delivered the dinner speech at SFOF’s 2022 Fall National Meeting (11/14/22)
  • Spoke on a panel on “ESG & State Leadership” at the AFF’s “Unleashing American Energy” summit with SFOF CEO Derek Kreifels and Texas Public Policy Foundation‘s Jason Isaac (10/25/22)
  • Removed $794 million in BlackRock state investments due to the company’s ESG investing practices (10/05/22)
  • Held an “ESG Summit” at The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (9/22)
  • Signed a letter to Morningstar asking the company to stop its negative ratings of firms connected to Israel (8/25/22) 
  • Signed a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposing the proposed rule know as The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors (6/17/22)
  • Signed an SFOF letter opposing the FDIC proposed principles on climate-related financial risk management for large financial institutions (6/3/22)
  • Signed a letter to the Department of Labor opposing possible agency actions to protect life savings and pensions from threats of climate related financial risk (5/16/22)
  • Signed a comment letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regarding ESG practices in the municipal securities market (3/8/22)
  • Hosted a panel titled, “ESG Solutions: Anti-discriminatory Legislation & Other Examples,” at the 2022 SFOF National Meeting with Darren LaSorte, Director of Government Relations, National Shooting Sports FoundationAndy Olivastro, director of Coalitions, The Heritage Foundation; Jason Isaac, director of Life:Powered, a pro-fossil fuel initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation; and Andy Puzder, author and retired CEO of Carl’s Jr./Hardees (2/17/22)
  • Signed a letter opposing the proposed Department of Labor rule change entitled Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights (12/13/21)
  • Signed an SFOF letter urging President Biden to withdraw his nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for Supervision at the Federal Reserve for her “radical banking and economic views” that would “disrupt the private banking sector, reliable energy supplies, and the U.S. economy” (1/31/21)

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