December 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr. announced today the appointments of Renee’ Fontenot Free as Executive Counsel and Rachel A. Kincaid as Deputy State Treasurer.

“I’m excited that Renee’ and Rachel have joined the Treasury team,” said Treasurer Schroder. “They both have a wealth of knowledge and experience in state government operations and will serve the citizens of Louisiana well.”

Rene e’ Fontenot Free – Executive Counsel
Renee’ Free has 28 years’ of Louisiana state government service including work for five Attorneys General and three Secretaries of State. She most recently served as Assistant Attorney General and Director of Public Protection for Attorney General Jeff Landry. Free previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Director of Administrative Services for the Department of Justice as well as First Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State.

Free received her J.D. from the Southern University Law Center and a B.S. in Social Studies from McNeese State University. She is a Lake Charles native and has been a licensed attorney for 30 years. She will be replacing Thomas Enright, who is retiring.

Rachel A. Kincaid – Deputy State Treasurer
Rachel A. Kincaid has more than 22 years’ of Louisiana state government experience most recently serving as the Vice President of External Affairs for the University of Louisiana System. Prior to her tenure with the University of Louisiana System, she served in multiple roles at the University of New Orleans including Vice President of External Affairs, Chief of Staff, and Director of Federal Affairs. During her tenure in higher education, she served five university presidents and three system presidents.

Kincaid received her M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans and a B.F.A. in Communications from the University of Memphis. She is a graduate of Loyola University’s Institute of Politics, CABL’s Leadership Louisiana and the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute.

Kincaid was selected by City Business as a Women of the Year honoree; recognized as a Role Model by the Young Leadership Council; and was chosen as one of Gambit Weekly’s 40 under 40.