• Our Staff

    Ben Johnson
    New Orleans Chamber
    President & CEO
    G. Ben Johnson has over 30 years' experience in economic and community development. Ben was a founding board member of the Regional Business Loan Corporation, of EDICT's MESBIC, and served on the board of the Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ben received his Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University.
    Sandra Lindquist
    New Orleans Chamber
    Executive Vice President and COO
    Sandra Lombana Lindquist has 20+ years experience in economic and community development in the New Orleans region. She has worked at several great organizations including JEDCO, Tangipahoa EDF, The Idea Village, and St. Tammany West Chamber. Sandra graduated from the University of Texas and has a master's from Tulane University.
    Ashley Hilsman
    New Orleans Chamber
    Events Director
    Originally from South Carolina, Ashley moved to the Crescent City in 2014. She has over ten years of experience in hospitality marketing sales and events with Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ/Fresh Hospitality Group and, most recently, FestiGals & Accent-DMC. Ashley graduated from Presbyterian College with Bachelor of Arts' in Visual Art & Art History. She quickly found her passion for crawfish, parades and our beloved Saints.  When Ashley’s not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her uptown walking her tiny dachshunds Folly & Myrtle.
    Haley Pegg
    New Orleans Chamber
    Marketing & Communications Director
    Haley Pegg is a communication strategist and digital marketing expert. She received her B.A. in Mass Communication from Loyola University New Orleans in 2017, and collaborated on various successful marketing campaigns before she started working for the Chamber. 
    Erin Thomas
    New Orleans Chamber
    Membership Director
    Erin is a New Orleans native and began working for the chamber in June 2015. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of New Orleans in 2018. She is also the office's biggest Saints fan! WHO DAT!
    Pamela Otibu
    New Orleans Chamber
    Administrative Coordinator
    Pamela has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, with concentrations in Art, History, and Literature. Right after graduating college, she was offered a Technical Services Assistant position at Esther Raushenbush library in Bronxville, New York, where she worked for three years before moving to New Orleans. Pamela worked in administration for Sternberg, Naccari & White, and Bakery Bar before joining the Chamber’s staff. Born in Ghana and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Pamela is excited to start anew in New Orleans as the Chamber’s Administrative Coordinator
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