• 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 Falkenstein
    New Orleans Chamber
    Membership Development Director
    Ashley Falkenstein has 7+ years in membership and marketing experience. Her main achievements are being named "Employee of The Year 2013" at North Cypress Fitness, a degree in General Business from Southeastern Louisiana University, and completing the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum. Her main focus is to help her members' succeed. When she isn't doing chamber work you can find her teaching group fitness! 
    Ashley Hilsman
    New Orleans Chamber
    Director of Events
    Originally from South Carolina, Ashley moved to the Crescent City in 2014. She has experience in hospitality marketing sales and events with Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ/Fresh Hospitality Group and, most recently, FestiGals & Accent-DMC.Ashley quickly found her passion for crawfish, parades and our beloved Saints.  When she’s not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her uptown walking her tiny dachshunds Folly & Myrtle.
    Haley Pegg
    New Orleans Chamber
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    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
    Administrative Assistant
    Erin is a New Orleans native and began working for the chamber in June 2015. She is currently a senior at The University of New Orleans majoring in Business Administration. She is also the office's biggest Saints fan! WHO DAT!
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