About

Board

The Honorable LaToya Cantrell

Mayor
City of New Orleans

The Honorable Cyndi Nguyen

Councilmember
Chair, Economic Development Committee (ex officio)

Gilbert Montaño

Board Chair
Chief Administrative Officer City of New Orleans

Andrea Chen

Board Vice Chair
Executive Director Propeller

Thomas (Tom) Mabon

Treasurer
Senior Vice President and Business Banking Group Manager, IBERIABANK

Kim M. Boyle, Esq.

Secretary
Partner, Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Henry L. Coaxum, Jr.

Immediate Past Chair

President, Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.

Sheila Burns

Vice President
BMG Enterprises

R. Erich Caulfield, PhD

Founder and President
The Caulfield Consulting Group

JC Celestin

Principal
Une Belle Maison LLC Chair, Economic Development Advisory Committee (ex officio)

Gregory Curtis

Human Resources Director
The Windsor Court Hotel Chair, New Orleans Workforce Development Board (ex officio)

Takeisha C. Davis, MD, MPH

President and CEO
New Orleans East Hospital LCMC Health

Brian Keller

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Steven Kennedy

President and CEO
REO, LLC

Noah Kressler, Esq.

Shareholder
Baker Donelson

Amy Landry

CEO
Fuel Success Academy

Larissa Littleton-Steib, PhD

Chancellor
Delgado Community CollegeRepresentative, University President Advisory Council (ex officio)

Quentin L. Messer, Jr. CEcD

President and CEO
New Orleans Business Alliance (ex officio)

Charles Rice, Esq.

Assistant General Counsel
Entergy Corporation

Christy Slater

Program Officer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Richard Tallant

Vice President Production, GOM
Shell Exploration & Production Company

Susan Talley, Esq.

Member
Stone Pigman

Guy Williams

President and CEO
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company

2021 New Orleans Business Alliance Executive Committee Meetings

New Orleans Business Alliance Executive Committee Meetings are held as needed. The dates and times of scheduled Executive Committee meetings are reflected on the publicly available list of Board Meetings. Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently being held virtually.


New Orleans Business Alliance Board Meetings

New Orleans Business Alliance Board Meetings are held from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 1250 Poydras Street, Suite 2150. Due to COVID-19, all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

Dates for 2021 Meetings:

  • January 13

  • February 10

  • March 10

  • March 24 - 8:00 a.m. Finance/Contingency Planning Committee

  • April 14 - 8:30 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting

  • April 14 - 9:00 a.m.

  • May 12

  • May 21 Board Forward

  • June 9

  • July 14

  • August 11

  • September 8

  • October 13

  • November 10

  • December 8

BioDistrict New Orleans Board Meetings

“What’s special about doing business in New Orleans is that you get a combination of highly competitive business assets and an unsurpassed quality of life. I would not exchange it for anywhere in the world.” – Henry Coaxum Jr.

“I’ve found the day-to-day experience of doing business in New Orleans much the same as elsewhere. But in New Orleans, our cost of doing business is lower, particularly because we have some of the lowest utility rates in the nation and we’re one of America’s most affordable cities with great amenities. Add that to the skilled workforce, the best-in-class incentives and an unparalleled culture and you have one of America’s best locations to work and live.” – Charles Rice

1250 Poydras St., Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70113
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