• 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
    Vice President of Events & Community Engagement
    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. Ashley has had the opportunity to work with companies such as the Columbia Museum of Art, Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ/Fresh Hospitality Group and Accent-DMC. She graduated from Presbyterian College with Bachelor of Arts' in Visual Art & Art History. 
    Pamela Otibu
    New Orleans Chamber
    Office and Communications Manager
    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 is currently study for her Masters in Arts Administration at University of New Orleans.
    Paige Davis
    New Orleans Chamber
    Membership Director

    Paige Davis has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry leading teams as their Director of Sales. She has also produced multiple award-winning, internationally attended arts and music focused festivals. Her life and career have been focused on building relationships and connecting people. Paige graduated from Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College in 2015. 

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