The Honorable LaToya Cantrell

City of New Orleans

The Honorable Cyndi Nguyen

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

Senior Vice President and Business Banking Group Manager, IBERIABANK

Kim M. Boyle, Esq.

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

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

Noah Kressler, Esq.

Baker Donelson

Amy Landry

Fuel Success Academy

Larissa Littleton-Steib, PhD

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

Norman E. Barnum IV

Interim President and CEO

New Orleans Business Alliance 

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.

Stone Pigman

Guy Williams

President and CEO
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company

2022 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 2022 Meetings:

  • January 12

    February 9

    March 9

    April 13

    May 11

    June 8

    July 13

    August 10

    September 14

    October 12

    November 9

    December 14 

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


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