About

Board

Hon. LaToya Cantrell
Mayor of the City of New Orleans

Gilbert Montaño
Board Chair
Chief Administrative Officer City of New Orleans

Andrea Chen
Board Vice Chair
Executive Director Propeller

Henry L. Coaxum, Jr.
Immediate Past Chair
President
Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.

Thomas Mabon
Treasurer
Senior Vice President IBERIABANK

Kim M. Boyle, Esq.
Secretary
Partner
Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Sheila Burns
Vice President
BMG Enterprises

R. Erich Caulfield, PhD
Founder and President
The Caulfield Consulting Group

JC Celestin
Principal
Une Belle Maison LLC

Gregory Curtis
Director, Human Resources
Windsor Court Hotel

Takeisha C. Davis, M.D.
President and CEO
New Orleans East Hospital

Steven Kennedy
President and CEO
REO, LLC

Noah Kressler
Corporate Counsel
Baker Donelson

Amy Landry
CEO
Fuel Success Academy

Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib
Chancellor
Delgado Community College

Hon. Cyndi Nguyen
Chair, Economic Development Committee
New Orleans City Council

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
Member
Stone Pigman

Guy Williams
President and CEO
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company

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

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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