NOLABA Ambassadorship Program

The New Orleans Economic Development Ambassadorship Program is the singular program in the city of New Orleans that provides in-depth insight into the work of growing and diversifying the New Orleans economy. Given that economic development is a cross-cutting issue affecting businesses in every industry and the economic security of all New Orleanians, the New Orleans Business Alliance brings together in this 7-week program experienced professionals from a variety of sectors who desire to become better informed ambassadors for the city.

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 class:

Antonio Alonzo, Fund 17 Mandy Barton, LCMC Health Quiana Brown, Delta Regional Authority Justin Burgess, Benefit Administration Group
Geoff Coats, Consumer Experiences Michelle Craig, Transcendent Legal Derek Fossier, Equitas Capital Advisors Kourtney Garret-Blossom, AT&T
Jodi Jordan, Crossfit Algiers Riley Kennedy, Woodward Design+Build Stew Krane, Morial Convention Center Thomas Krumins, Venture for America
Sally Lindsay, Venture for America Rachelle Matherne, Delgado Community College Kathleen Milligan, The Idea Village Christian Moore, AT&T
Rebecca Osakwe, Xavier University of Louisiana Sindhu Pandit, Ochsner Health System Nicky Chokran, APTIM Paul Richard, Latter & Blum
Lauren Ryan, Stirling Properties Emily Sampson, Trumpet Benjamin Shenk, St. Roch CDC Lauren Siegel, trepwise
Jessica Steverson, World Trade Center John Sullivan, Enterprise Community Partners Monique Tourres, New Orleans Museum of Art Elizabeth Van Kirk, Geocent
Candace Weber, LCMC Health Mike Woodward, College Track  Sarah Gillen, LPHI Louis Hubbard II, New Orleans Aviation Board
Agnese Alksne, CSR Latvia, NOLABA Fellow Andrew Baer, Deutsch Kerrigan Evan Bergeron, Deutsch Kerrigan  Meaghan McCormack, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses


NOTE: Applications for the Spring 2018 program open in late January. The sessions will run from May 15-June 26, 2018.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you for your interest in supporting NOLABA and our Economic Development Ambassadorship Program. As the official economic development organization for the city of New Orleans, we partner with businesses throughout the city to build a strong, sustainable economy for all residents.

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