• New Orleans Chamber Announces its 2017 Board of Directors

    January 30, 2017
    New Orleans Chamber Announces its 2017 Board of Directors
    New Orleans, LA (January 25, 2017) - The New Orleans Chamber is pleased to announce its 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Board of Directors serves as a governing body for the New Orleans Chamber. It consists of 63 diverse business leaders that work to enhance the impact of the New Orleans Chamber in the region. Among these 63 professionals, Melissa Gibbs, of Gibbs Construction LLC, has been appointed as the 2017 Chairman of the Board.
    In addition to our Chairman of the Board, the 2017 Chamber Nominating Committee has selected the following 2017 Executive Board Members:
    Melissa Gibbs – Gibbs Construction LLC - Chairman
    G. Ben Johnson – President & CEO
    E. Paige Sensenbrenner – Adams and Reese LLP - Vice Chairman
    Deanna Causey – Sankofa Record Retrieval, LLC -  Treasurer
    Brandon Davis – Phelps Dunbar LLP - Secretary
    Stephen Caputo – Hotel Monteleone -  Immediate Past Chairman
    The Nominating Committee has also selected the following new Board Members:
    Michael Bearden – Folgers Coffee Company
    Trey Berning – Velocity Agency
    Stephen Dickey – Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company
    Debra Gould – Debra Gould & Associates, Inc.
    Charlotte Parent – LCMC Health
    Stephen Perry – New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
    DeWayne Williams – Aaron & Gianna, PLC
    The following is a list of the entire 2017 Board of Directors:
    **Justin Augustine of Transdev Services, Inc.; Rhonda Bagby of Humana; Arnold Baker of Baker Ready Mixed Concrete & Construction; Michael Bearden of Folgers Coffee Company; Timothy Bennett of Whitney Bank; Trey Berning of Velocity Agency;**Lisa Blossman of New Orleans CityBusiness; Leah Brown of Chevron - Gulf of Mexico Business Unit; William Burnell of First NBC Bank; **Stephen Caputo of Hotel Monteleone; Kevin Conway of Unglesby & Greenberg; Russell Deaver of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel; Stephen Dickey of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company; Steven Dugal of Northwestern Mutual – Louisiana; Elizabeth Ellison-Frost of Chalmette Refining, L.L.C.; Michelle Gobert of Signs Now; Debra Gould of Debra Gould & Associates, Inc.; Eric Iglesias of McCormack Baron Salaza; Joseph Kimbrell of Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI); Robert Landry of Port of New Orleans; Calvin Mackie of Channel ZerO Group, LLC; Ron Marlow of Cogent Communications; (continue to pg. 2...)
     Leo Marsh of AT&T Louisiana; Todd Matherne of Biz New Orleans; Alton McRee of Fidelity Bank; Istvan Molnar of Entergy New Orleans Inc.; Macon Moore of Peoples Health; Patricia Muller of Ochsner Health System; Kenneth Nelson of Waldemar S. Nelson & Company, Inc.; Cyndi Nguyen of Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET); Angela O'Byrne of Perez, APC; Charlotte Parent of LCMC Health; Stephen Perry of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau; Jeffrey Pilet of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Dorothy Reese of DMM & Associates, LLC; Chris Reade of Carrollton Enterprise Services, LLC; Paul Richard of NAI Latter & Blum Inc.; Andre Rubenstein of Rubensteins Men’s Store; Rufino Saavedra of Rufino's Painting & Construction, Inc.; Steve Sawyer of Cox; Michael Smith of Hyatt Regency New Orleans; M. Gordon Stevens of New Orleans Steamboat Co.& Gray Line Tours; Dorothy Tarver of Taggart Morton LLC; Roderic Teamer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Roland Tink of Shell; Tommy Vadell 3 of Lamar Advertising; Cynthia Villemarette of Eustis Benefits, LLC; Joel Vilmenay of WDSU; Robert Vosbein of Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC; Clayton White of Renaissance RX, LLC; DeWayne Williams of Aaron & Gianna, PLC; Jonathan Wilson of Liberty Bank and Trust Company; Jimmie Woods of Metro Service Group
    **Denotes Past Chairman
    For headshots of all 2017 Board Members, click here.
    To learn more about the Board of Directors and their companies, click here. For additional information, contact Ashley Doubleday ADoubleday@neworleanschamber.org or call (504)799-4260.
    The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2004 to provide members with the opportunity to build mutually beneficial partnerships within the City of New Orleans. Currently the Chamber has over 1,200 members and also has the lowest dues in the region. Its mission is to provide the opportunities and resources that will enable businesses to prosper through networking, education and advocacy.
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