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ANNUAL

REPORT
2018
B U I L D I N G A G R E AT E R N E W
ORLEANS WITH A THRIVING
E CO N O M Y A N D A N E XC E L L E N T
Q UA L I T Y O F L I F E , F O R E V E R YO N E

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WELCOME REMARKS
FROM OUR CEO 01.
2. DXC Technology, the largest Region, Tommy Faucheux, and first-
economic development ever Board meeting held in the
jobs win in Louisiana history, River Region.
finalized the real estate
process, and signed a lease on To cap off the year, New Orleans
Poydras Street, bringing 2,000+ was named the #1 Place to Visit in
software jobs to a region that America in 2018, and I was humbled
was already one of the fastest to be named “CEO of the Year” by
growing tech hubs in America. Biz New Orleans.

3. Formosa Plastics announced a All of us at GNO, Inc. are deeply


mega-deal in St. James parish: indebted to the many supporters
$9.4B of investment and 1,200 and partners that make our work
2018 was a remarkable year jobs, with an average salary of and wins possible. Thank you for
$85,000 – effectively doubling your extraordinary collaboration –
for Greater New Orleans,
the tax base of St. James. you exemplify “The Power
Inc. and the region. The
of Partnership.” Here’s to an
success of 2018 was In all, GNO, Inc. helped drive business outstanding 2019!
summed up when Biz New development wins that resulted in
over 6,500 jobs and nearly $11B of
Orleans named GNO, Inc.
outside investment.
projects (led or materially
involved) as the Top 1, 2 & Other important initiatives included

3 “headlines that changed the launching of NOME, the New


Orleans Music Economy initiative;
business in Southeast
launching of GNOfuture, the
Louisiana in 2018.” long-term economic plan for the
region; launching of GNOzone for Michael Hecht
Opportunity Zones; reauthorization President and CEO
1. Culminating an 8-year process, of National Flood Insurance; and, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
GNO, Inc. and partners were development of an approach to
able to help consummate a fix stormwater management in
deal to bring Avondale Shipyard Greater New Orleans.
back into commerce, promising
2,500 or more jobs, plus GNO, Inc. continued its focus on
value-added manufacturing, industry and the River parishes, with
in Greater New Orleans. its first chairman from the River

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BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
WINS
Record-breaking and diverse business
development wins delivering over 6,500
new jobs and $11B in investment.

AVONDALE MARINE
INDUSTRY: Trade & Transportation
2,500+ New Jobs
Located in Jefferson Parish

FORMOSA PLASTICS
INDUSTRY: Petrochemical
1,200 Permanent New Jobs at $85K Salary (+8,000 construction)
Located in St. James Parish

DXC TECHNOLOGY
INDUSTRY: Technology (previously announced, lease executed)
2,000+ New Jobs
Located in Orleans Parish

ACCRUENT
INDUSTRY: Technology
350 New Jobs
Located in Orleans Parish

IMERIT
INDUSTRY: Technology
100 New Jobs
Located in Orleans Parish

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AMAZON ANUDIP
INDUSTRY: Trade & Logistics INDUSTRY: Technology Training
50 New Jobs 10 New Jobs
Located in Jefferson Parish Located in Orleans Parish

DIXIE BREWING LM WINDPOWER


INDUSTRY: Manufacturing INDUSTRY: Manufacturing
100+ New Jobs 100 New Jobs
Located in Orleans Parish Located in Orleans Parish

WINGSEED
INDUSTRY: Technology
20 New Jobs
Located in Orleans Parish
2018 WINS
6,500+ JOBS
NEARLY $11B
WANHUA INVESTED
INDUSTRY: Petrochemical TOP 3 LOCAL
170 New Jobs
Located in St. James Parish
BUSINESS STORIES
OF THE YEAR

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AIRPORT GROWTH
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the 3rd Fastest Growing Airport
in America, for the decade (medium or large). Enplanements grew 60% over the past ten
years, from 3.8M to 6.0M.

Furthermore, enplanements at MSY are up 24% since 2004, indicating that the growth is
not just post-Katrina rebound, but new growth as well.

The new airport terminal is scheduled open in May 2019, which should further enhance the
growth of MSY. Within this context, GNO, Inc. supported international flights continue to
see success:

BRITISH AIRWAYS (LONDON)


Celebrating its 100-year anniversary as a company,
British Airways returned to the market for their second
year, continuing to provide nonstop service to London
Heathrow - now five days a week

CONDOR (FRANKFURT)
Condor will continue to connect MSY to Germany with
its seasonal nonstop flights to Frankfurt taking off again
June 6, 2019

COPA (SOUTH AND


CENTRAL AMERICA)
Copa up-gauged back to full-size 737’s and is now
working with GNO, Inc. on a business mission to
Colombia in 2019

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
I NITIATIVES

GNO
AMP
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC ECONOMY GNOZONE GNO AMP


(NOME) WEBSITE INDUSTRY COALITION
Launched the NOME initiative to develop Launched comprehensive Opportunity Conducted benchmarking of global
a true music economy, based not only Zones website (gnozone.org), which “maker spaces,” including Brooklyn Navy
on live performance and festivals, but will catalogue and promote the 44 Yard, RDM Rotterdam, Chicago MHUB,
also agents, publishers, IP managers, oppertunity zones in the Greater New UT El Paso, Youngstown, and FirstBuild
financial services, etc – all of the jobs that Orleans market Louisville. Then, identified spaces in GNO.
support the music we see and hear Currently supporting Scale Workspace
development in New Orleans

MAY
APRIL 27, 2017 /2NEW
& 3,ORLEANS
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Opportunity

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA GAME FETE THE BRIDGE


MILITARY ALLIANCE (SEMA) SITE TOUR RECRUITMENT ASSET
Continued to lead effort around Familiarization tour for videogame Expanded “The Bridge” concept to now
retention and growth of military assets in executives to explore the Greater New include a total of three co-working
the Greater New Orleans region Orleans business climate and meet with spaces and office options throughout
BRAND STANDARDS MANUAL VERSION 1
PREPARED BY SOUTHPAW CREATIVE | JUNE 30, 2016 local studio leaders the region to provide soft landing for
relocating companies

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PUBLIC POLICY
REFORM FOR
LOUISIANA’S FUTURE
Developed and began
advancing a statewide policy

REFORM
FOR LOUISIANA’S

FUTURE
platform to identify solutions
to address some of the most
challenging issues facing our
state; launched a website,
reform.gnoinc.org; developed
awareness campaign with a set
of digital billboards to capture
the attention of regional voters
by pointing out the current flaws
in Louisiana’s policy framework

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION MSY FLYOVER FUNDING


While legislation for a constitutional convention did not Led an internal campaign with key business leaders
pass – despite majority support – GNO, Inc. established and local elected officials to ensure funding for the
itself as a thought-leader and driver of the subject, airport flyover was prioritized at the state level; this effort
supported by op-eds, editorial boards, and numerous resulted in Governor Edwards designating the airport
earned media peices flyover as one of three transportation projects across the
state to be funded via GARVEE bonds

INCENTIVES LITIGATION ENVIRONMENT


Advocated for and protected important economic Established Litigation Climate Reform Task Force
development incentives during the three special which has begun research of best practices to improve
legislative sessions that had a goal of raising revenue Louisiana’s legal climate

NATIONAL FLOOD
INSURANCE
Worked with congressional
delegation and partners
through the Coalition for
Sustainable Flood Insurance
to secure NFIP extensions;
continued to participate in and
lead conversations at the local
and national level to identify
and promote ways to make the
program sustainable

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRIME TECH TASK FORCE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

GNO, Inc. harnessed the talent of local technology Supported the passage of unanimous jury legislation,
companies to form a group dedicated to technology- and subsequent approval of a constitutional
led business process improvements for the New ammendment that was signed into law requiring
Orleans Police Department; in 2018, the Crime Tech juries have to be unanimous in their votes to convict in
Task Force was engaged by NOPD and city officials to felony trials
develop an online scheduling platform

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

EMERGE SUMMIT
Executed the 2nd Annual Emerge Summit
for young professionals in partnership with
The Millennials Awards:

• 400 diverse young professionals from


multiple groups across the region

• National-quality speakers including: Dr.


Lori Santos of Yale University, Stirling
Barrett – founder of KREWE, Millennial
Expert & Consultant Amelie Karam

• Full two days of programming on


topics ranging from Leadership Lessons
to Personal Brand Development to
Combining Career & Passion

NEXTGEN POLICY NEXTGEN DAY AT THE WOMEN OF ECONOMIC


SERIES CAPITOL DEVELOPMENT
Launched the inaugural NextGen Launched the inaugural NextGen Hosted the first Women in Economic
Council Policy Series in an effort to Council Day at the Capitol where Development social event, which
inform and engage young leaders members heard from legislators brought together women of the
from across the 10-parish region in and policy organizations, received NextGen Council and GNO, Inc.
various policy conversations and recognition on the Senate Floor, Board of Directors
advocacy efforts and engaged with Baton Rouge
Area Foundation

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
& HUMAN CAPITAL
GNOu: INDUSTRY-LED TRAINING AND EDUCATION
GNO, Inc. worked with industry representatives to identify workforce needs that led to the
development of new education programs:
• Dillard University’s Urban Water Management Certificate Program
• Northshore Technical Community College, Delgado Community College and Fletcher
Community College’s Global Water Management Collaboration Program
• Tulane School of Professional Advancement’s Master of Professional Studies in
Information Technology Management
• Tulane School of Professional Advancement’s Master of Professional Studies in
Cybersecurity Management
• Tulane School of Professional Advancement’s Digital Design Degree
• Xavier University’s Applied Chemistry Certificate
• Nunez Community College, Northshore Technical Community College, and Delgado
Community Colleges’ Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program

WORKNOLA JUMPSTART PATHWAYS WATER MANAGEMENT CAREER GUIDE


WEBSITE EDUCATION PROGRAM STUDY-ABROAD TRIP WEBSITE

Successfully relaunched Helped create and Worked with Northshore Developed Greater
WorkNOLA.com with a supported the passage Technical Community New Orleans Career
new look and extensive of the Environmental College, Delgado Guide website to help
set of new features Pathways Jumpstart Community College, and inform students and
to ensure that local credential with Fletcher Community parents about the career
employers can find the regional Career College’s to launch Global opportunities in our region
talent they need and Technical Education Water Management and the training programs
that local job seekers are coordinators and Collaboration Program, available to prepare for the
better aware of the job Louisiana Department including a study abroad openings that fit the skills
opportunities that exist in of Education trip to the Netherlands and interests of our future
Greater New Orleans workforce

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Northshore Technical Community College, Delgado Community College,
and Fletcher Community College study-abrod trip to Amsterdam

In the Greater New Orleans region, GNO, Inc. serves as a workforce development intermediary, connecting employers
to education and training providers to ensure employers’ specific hiring needs are met through industry-influenced
programming and curricula.

GNO, Inc. seeks to build programs that support a sizeable, growing, and qualified workforce that is well-equipped
to meet industry demands.

COURSES TO CAREERS CAREER MAPS


POSTERS BROCHURES

Completed Courses to Career Created Career Maps


Maps – which are posters that for YouthForce NOLA to
guide students through the showcase in-demand
proper courses needed for occupations that match up
regional careers – for Nunez with CTE programs in our
Community College, River region; these outline the
Parishes Community entry-level occupations as
College, Delgado Community well as the next steps in career
College, and Northshore development that follow an
Technical Community College introductory position

SCHOOLS MATRIX QUALITY OF LIFE


RELOCATION GUIDE BOOK

Created the Schools Matrix, Developed the Quality of Life


a printed guide to help book, a detailed document that
relocating families navigate features information about our
GREATER NEW ORLEANS EDUCATION
SYSTEM OVERVIEW our region’s K-12 system, region’s communities, education
featuring notable schools, system, climate and disaster
2018
GREATER NEW ORLEANS
programs/grade levels, and QUALITY OF LIFE ANALYSIS preparedness, recreation and
direct contact information entertainment offerings, and
other vital information used to
PREPARED BY

attract talent into the market

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COASTAL RESTORATION &
URBAN RESILIENCE
The Greater New Orleans region is the home of global innovation in coastal restoration and
urban water management, which GNO, Inc. works to promote through public policy support,
workforce development program creation, research initiatives, and public awareness.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS
• Drafted Urban Water Plan: Plan for Action, with key • Drafted Building the Resilience, Economic and Quality
recommendations for Mayor Latoya Cantrell of Life of St. Bernard Parish through Integrated Water
Management
• Developed rationale and approach for the Greater
New Orleans Storm Water Management (GNOSWM) • Joined a Water Institute of the Gulf team in Houston
Plan; currently finalizing approach and funding and provided technical support on resiliency financing
to the City of Houston, Greater Houston Partnership,
• Hosted the Paulson Institute and 25 mayors from
and various Houston stakeholders
the Guandong Province of China and provided
technical support on disaster recovery and urban • Hosted the Restore Council federal leadership site visit
water management to Southeast Louisiana, exposing key decision-makers
to Louisiana’s coast
• Hosted a delegation from Puerto Rico, joined a
multi-state delegation to Puerto Rico, and provided • CCRE built a knowledge base of coastal financing
technical support to The Foundation for Puerto tools and strategies to support implementation of the
Rico, ConPRmetidos, ReImagina Puerto Rico, P.R. Coastal Master Plan
Department of Commerce, and others.
• Through coordinated advocacy, supported the passage
• Ensured Louisiana’s coastal opportunity was uplifted of CPRA’s 2018 Annual Plan
during National Infrastructure Week serving on
• Launched a Coastal Restoration Contracting webinar
panels and hosting sponsors and officials on coastal
series with the Southern Region Minority Supplier
restoration tour
Development Council

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RANKINGS
New Orleans Named a Top 10 Tech Market to New Orleans #2 City in the USA - Travel + Leisure
Watch – CBRE
Ports of South Louisiana, New Orleans &
NOLA Named “Rising Tech Hub” – OZY Plaquemines Ranked #1, #4 & #11 in America
– Global Trade Magazine
Louisiana #5 in USA for New Millennials – Porch.com
Louisiana Ranked #2 in South for Economic
NOLA Top 10 in USA for African Americans and Development – Southern Business and Development
Women in Tech – Emsi
LA Workers Top Ten Happiest – Sokanu
NOLA #4 Winter Vacation in the World – U.S. News
and World Report New Orleans a Top City for Job Seekers in the
United States – Indeed
MSY #3 Fastest Growing U.S. Airport of the
Decade – FAA NOLA #1 Best Place for a Big Trip in 2018 in the
World – Thrillist
Louisiana #7 Top State for Doing Business
– Area Development NOLA Top Ten Least Expensive for Startups –
SmartAsset
Louisiana #2 for the Most Engaged Workers in the
United States – WalletHub Port of NOLA Named #8 Airport, Seaport And
Border Crossing For U.S. Trade – Forbes
WWII Museum Ranked #3 in USA, #8 in World –
TripAdvisor NOLA Named #8 City for Women in Tech –
SmartAsset
LA #2 for Economic Development Infrastructure –
Site Selection Port of South Louisiana Posts Record Tonnage
Numbers – Port of South Louisiana
NOLA #3 for Young Entrepreneurs – LendingTree
MSY Airport Sets New Passenger Record – MSY
New Orleans #1 for Growth in Industries with Best
Salaries – Glassdoor NOLA #2 for Women’s Share of Techology
Jobs – Brookings
NOLA #1 College Town in USA – Princeton Review
NOLA Named #1 Place to Go in the World 2018 –
FastStart Ranked #1 Workforce Program in USA New York Times
(9th Year in a Row) – Business Facilities
GNO, Inc. & LED Win #2 “Deal of the Year” in America
Arabi #6 Fastest Growing Suburb in the USA – – Business Facilities
Realtor.com

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COMMUNICATIONS
140 original local articles reprinted 90 times
and 40 original national articles reprinted 610
times (U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg,
Politico, Daily Mail)

5 opinion editorials and 5 GNO Views,


demonstrating GNO, Inc. as a regional and
national thought leader

AWARDS
How to
• GNO, Inc. won #2 “Deal of the Year in the
Raise
staRtup
Capital USA” for DXC Technology
Lessons
learned from
the trenches – Business Facilities Magazine
p. 40

ConsumeRism

• Grady Fitzpatrick named Top 50


in HeatHCaRe
Ochsner CEO
Warner
Thomas on

Michael
Hecht,
industry
changes Economic Developer in North America
p. 46
- Consultant Connect
President
and CEO,
GNO, Inc.
moved to
CReate
Mandeville
mom’s

• Michael Hecht named CEO of the Year


leisurewear
company finds
Third Annual success
p. 70
Top Business
people and
– Biz New Orleans

CEO • Michael Hecht named 1 of 10 Business


Icons of the Tricentennial

OF THE - New Orleans CityBusiness

YEAR
• The Council for Community and
Economic Research Award in Recognition
of the GNO, Inc. State of the Sector
january 2019 Reports

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“None of our
wins would have
been possible
without the
remarkable
partnership and
trust that exists
between our
parish, region
and state allies.”

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GNO, INC. INVESTORS
PINNACLE INVESTORS
Capital One, N.A. Louisiana Economic Development
Chevron The Meraux Foundation
City of New Orleans New Orleans Business Alliance
Entergy The Walton Family Foundation

CAPSTONE INVESTORS
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jones Walker
Blue Cross and Blue Shield ofLa. JPMorgan Chase
The Dow Chemical Company New Orleans & Company
Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Stewart, Jr. New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
Hancock Whitney Regions Bank
IBERIABANK Windsor Court Hotel
Jefferson Parish Government YouthForce NOLA

PILLAR INVESTORS
Adams and Reese LCMC Health
Biz New Orleans Ochsner Health System
Boh Bros. / Broadmoor OUTFRONT Media Advertising
Bollinger Enterprises Peoples Health
Favrot & Shane Companies Reily Foods Company
Goldring & Woldenberg Foundations Shell Exploration & Production
The Helis Foundation Stirling Properties
Laitram St. Tammany Parish

ANCHOR INVESTORS
Associated Terminals CLECO Ernst & Young
Atmos Energy Commander’s Palace Ford Foundation
Baker Donelson Cornerstone Chemical Company Four Seasons New Orleans
Barriere Construction Corporate Realty Gallo Mechanical
Bart’s Office Furniture Repairs Cox Communications GARDNER, REALTORS
The Boeing Company CRC Global Solutions GE Digital
British Airways Delta Administrative Services Geocent
Business First Bank Delta Air Lines Gibbs Construction
Canal Barge The Domain Companies Greater New Orleans Foundation
Carter & McKee Downtown Development District Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Chaffe & Associates of New Orleans Hannis T. Bourgeois
Chalmette Refining DXC Technology Harrah’s New Orleans Casino

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HCA/Tulane Health System Lucid Southwest Airlines
Home Bank Lyft St. Charles Parish
Humana New Orleans Baby Cakes St. James Parish
Huseman & Associates Northshore Business Council St. John the Baptist Parish
International Matex Tank Terminals Ogden Development & Investments Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann
Jefferson Business Council Palmisano T. Parker Host
Kelly Hart & Pitre Pan-American Life Insurance Group Transdev Services
Kevin Lin Phelps Dunbar Transoceanic Development
Kingfish Development Plaquemines Association of Tulane University
Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home Business & Industry Uber Technologies
Landis Construction Company Plaquemines Parish UNO Research & Technology
Latter & Blum Plaquemines Port Harbor & Foundation
Terminal District Valero
Launch Pad
Port of New Orleans Wells Fargo
Lauricella Land Company
Postlethwaite & Netterville Weyerhaeuser
The Lemoine Company
Pyramid Audio Woodward Design+Build
Link Restaurant Group
Rain CII Zatarain’s / McCormick & Company
LLOG Exploration
Sonder New Orleans
Lookfar

CORNERSTONE INVESTORS
AARP Louisiana Butler Snow LLP Green Coast Enterprises St. Bernard Parish
AC Hotel New Orleans CORE Construction Services HRI Properties Syncom Space Services
AECOM Cory, Tucker & Larrowe Image360 T. Baker Smith
Alliant Insurance Crescent Crown Kean Miller Tangipahoa Parish
Aquiana Springs Water Distributing Louisiana Association of Trumpet
Associated Branch Pilots Daul Insurance Agency Independent Colleges & UTSI
Associated Builders & DonahueFavret Contractors Universities (LAICU) Venice Port Complex
Contractors Fishman Haygood Phillips 66 Verizon Wireless
Associated Office Systems Globalstar PricewaterhouseCoopers Waldemar S. Nelson & Co.
Banner Automotive Group Goldman Sachs 10,000 Roedel Parsons Wegmann Dazet &
Bellwether Technology Small Businesses Company
South Louisiana Bank

PARTNERS
Acadian Ambulance The Ehrhardt Group Jones Lang LaSalle The Personnel Consulting
Advantous Consulting Entrescan Kent Design Build Group
All South Consulting Enwave New Orleans KPMG Quality Labor Management
Engineers Ericksen Krentel LaPorte RE/MAX Commercial
Audubon Nature Institute Brokers
Florida Parishes Bank LeBlanc Fantaci Villio
Bourgeois Bennett Select Properties
Hollis Companies Liberty Bank
Brian Gibbs Development Simon, Peragine, Smith &
Holly & Smith Architects Louis Armstrong New Redfearn
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Hyatt Regency New Orleans Orleans
Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Sizeler Thompson Brown
HUB International International Airport Architects
Areaux
ILSI Engineering Mahl & Associates ThirtyNorth Investments
Chaffe McCall
International Properties MAPP Construction Universal Data
CoStar Group
J.V. Burkes & Associates Medical Executive Partners Venice Port Coalition
CotingaSoft
JCH Development Metairie Bank and Trust Vintage Church of New
Crescent Growth Capital Company
Jefferson Capital Partners Orleans
DCL Mooring & Rigging Mullin Landscape
Jefferson Chamber of Waggonner & Ball
Didier Consultants Associates Architects
Commerce
Dixie Mill NOLA Media Group Where Y’Art
JMH Companies
Durr Heavy Construction Management Northwestern Mutual Wilson Elser
Financial

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tommy Faucheux James Carter, Carter & Ben Hales, New Orleans Warren Murrell, Peoples
Dow Chemical McKee Saints and Pelicans Health
Chairman of the Board Henry Coaxum, Coaxum Noah Hardie, Alliant George Pivach, Venice
Philip J. Gunn Enterprises Americas Port Complex
Postlethwaite & Richard Cortizas, Jones Mark Hatfield, Chevron Graham Ralston, Regions
Netterville Walker Bank
Chair-Elect of the Board Torrie Hebert, Geocent
Courtney Davis, Bart’s Hunter Hill, IBERIABANK Christopher Reade,
Guy Williams Office LookFar
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Don Hingle, Business First
Secretary and Treasurer Kevin Dawson, GE Digital Bank Natalie Robottom,
Karen DeBlieux, Capital St. John the Baptist Parish
Tara Hernandez Michael Holly, Holly &
JCH Properties+ One Bank Smith Architects Jay Seale, Seale & Ross
Immediate Past Chair David Demmon, Pan- Matt Schwartz, The
Michael Hulefeld,
Christopher Kane American Life Insurance Ochsner Domain Companies
Adams and Reese Group Ronnie Slone, The Slone
Leigh King, Cox
Policy Chair Patrick English, Shell Group
Bill Langenstein, Chaffe
Michael Hecht Elizabeth Ellison-Frost, Lizette Terral, JPMorgan
McCall
GNO, Inc. Chalmette Refining/PBF Chase Bank
President & CEO Energy Anne Teague Landis,
Landis Construction Mike Tillman, Rain CII
Danica Ansardi, Ansardi Greg Feirn, LCMC Health
Louis Lauricella, Sidney Torres III, Sidney
Financial
Donna Fraiche, Baker Lauricella Land Torres Law Firm/Arlene &
Justin Augustine, Donelson Joseph Meraux Charitable
TransDev Gay LeBreton, Chaffe & Foundation
Cherreen Gegenheimer, Associates
Rhonda Bagby, Humana Jefferson Parish Townsend Underhill,
Wayne Lee, Stone Pigman Stirling Properties
Susan Bonnett, Melissa Gibbs, Gibbs
Northshore Community Construction John Little, International Dan Wagner, Blue Cross
Foundation Properties Blue Shield
Lee Giorgio, Select
Gregory Bowser, LA Properties Gary Lorio, Hancock Bruce Wainer, Wainer
Chemical Association Whitney Enterprises/Cleco
Michelle Gobert,
Patricia Brister, Image360 Phillip May, Entergy John Zollinger, Home
St. Tammany Parish Steve Molnar, Entergy Bank

PAST CHAIR EMERITUS


Dale Benoit, Print All Jim Hudson, First Bankers Marty Mayer, Stirling Patrick Quinlan, Ochsner
Maura Donahue, Bank Properties (Retired)
DonahueFavret Leslie Jacobs, Strategic Suzanne Mestayer, Greg Rusovich,
Bill Hines, Jones Walker Comp ThirtyNorth Investments Transoceanic Development

Bill Hoffman, Woodward Patricia LeBlanc, Leblanc Bill Oliver, William A. Henry Shane, Favrot &
Interests Fantaci Villio Oliver Enterprises Shane

FAVITOR
David Darragh, Reilly Jay Lapeyre, Laitram Mary Matalin, Political Matt Wisdom,
Foods Ti Martin, Commander’s Advisor TurboSquid
David Fennelly, Palace Roger Ogden, Ogden
Associated Terminals Development

ADVISORS
Jerry Bologna, JEDCO Andy Kopplin, Greater Kevin Lin, Entrepreneur Fernando Rivera, South
New Orleans Foundation Louisiana Veterans Health
Care System

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UNIVERSITY EX-OFFICIO
F. King Alexander, Dale Doty, River Parishes David “Buck” Landry, C. Reynold Verret, Xavier
Louisiana State University Community College University of Holy Cross University of Louisiana
John Crain, Southeastern Michael Fitts, Tulane John Nicklow, University William Wainwright,
Louisiana University University of New Orleans Delgado Community
Lisa Mims-Devezin, Larry Hollier, LSU Health Tania Tetlow, Loyola College
Southern University at Sciences Center University
New Orleans Walter Kimbrough, Tina Tinney, Nunez
Dillard University Community College

NEXTGEN COUNCIL
Todd C. James Lydia Cutrer Nathan Hunter, Reeves Price, Winter
Broadmoor Broadmoor Circle Productions
Ryan Daul, Daul Insurance
Chair
Corey Jambon, Courtney Richard,
Ayame Dinkler, LCMC
Leigh Ann Bogran Postlethwaite & Anchor 36
Health
NOLA Media Group Netterville
Christian Rhodes, Roedel
Chair-Elect Marc Ehrhardt, Ehrhardt
Gavin Langston, Fidelity Parsons
Group
Alden Kellogg Bank
Troy Roussel, Cox
Peoples Health Dan Forman, Dependency
Brittany Major, Enhanced
Immediate Past Chair Pain Treatment Centers Michael Ruffin, AT&T
Capital
Matthew Almon, Stone Kelisha Garrett, New Rob Ruffino, RuffSack
Laurie Martin, MAPP
Pigman Orleans Regional Black
Walker Saik, Ernst &
Chamber Matthew Martinec, City of
Charles Barclay, Stirling Young
Gretna
Properties Jeff Good, Jones Walker
Jeffrey Serpas, GE Digital
Paul Matthews,
Josh Bentley, CORE Brian Grubb, Sullivan
Plaquemines Port Harbor Whit Slocum, Chaffe &
Construction Stolier Schulze & Grubb
& Terminal District Associates
Beau Black, Shell / Mike Harowski, Wilson
Jennifer Mitchell, Tarkett Cleveland Spears, Spears
Plaquemines Parish Elser
Group
Council James Moffett, Cox
Rachel Harris, 30|90
Iam Tucker, ILSI
Jacqueline Brettner, Marketing Nicholas Moldaner,
Engineering
Carver Darden Palmisano
Caroline Hayes, aos
Kyle Wedberg, NOCCA
Matt Brichetto, Vintage Chase Mullin, Mullin
Mike Hill, Ochsner
Church Landscape Jonathan Wilson, Liberty
Bryan Hodnett, Bank
Leah Brown, Chevron Chad Perrier, Universal
DonahueFavret
Data Wardlaw Witherspoon,
Barrett Conrad, Robert Hopkins, Hancock International Matex Tank
CotingaSoft Ernesto Posadas, Copa
Whitney Terminals
Airlines
Scott Cunningham,
Hancock Whitney

PAST CHAIR EMERITUS


Tommy Faucheux, Dow Melissa Gibbs, Gibbs Brandon Nelson, Will Hales, Robertson
Chemical Construction Hancock Whitney Capital

UNIVERSITY
FAVITOR ADVISORS EX-OFFICIO
Buddy Boe, River Parishes Victoria Adams Phipps, Stephanie Powell, Young Adrian Guy, Dillard
Tourist Commission 504ward Leadership Council University

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