New Orleans Business Alliance Staff

Quentin L. Messer, Jr.,
President & CEO, Contact

As the leader of the accredited economic development organization (AEDO) focused on growing the Orleans Parish economy, Quentin leads initiatives and programs related to making New Orleans the most attractive city of its size for financial and human capital investment. He has overall responsibility for executing NOLABA’s ProsperityNOLA strategy, which is the five year strategic plan for New Orleans’ economic growth developed in 2013. Currently, NOLABA is integrating the talent development and place-making programmatic work of The Network for Economic Opportunity into its historical business attraction, retention and marketing activities.

Immediately before joining NOLABA, Quentin was the Assistant Secretary for Louisiana Economic Development, (LED) the state department of economic development.

In addition to his memberships on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Audubon Nature Institute, City Park Improvement Association, University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, New Orleans Workforce Development Board and Lusher Public Charter School, Quentin is a member of the Board of Trustees of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (f/k/a Our Lady of the Lake College), and the Board of Directors of the Research Park Corporation (Baton Rouge, LA).

Ashleigh Gardere

Ashleigh Gardere

Executive Vice-President & COO
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Norman Barnum

Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell

Vice President, Investor Relations
Louis David

Louis David

Vice President, Industry Attraction and Retention
Alejandra Guzman

Alejandra Guzman

Vice President, Performance Management and Strategy
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Nolan Marshall

Vice President, External Affairs and Policy
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Victoria Adams Phipps

Vice President, Programs, and Executive Director, 504ward
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Morgan Stewart

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ken Weatherup

Ken Weatherup

Vice President, Human Capital and Culture
Lynette White-Colin

Lynnette White-Colin

Vice President, Small Business Ecosystem Development
Brandi Ebanks

Brandi Ebanks

Assistant Vice President, Talent Development
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Jeanette Weiland

Senior Director, Bio Business Development & Strategy
Angela Cryer

Angela Cryer

Director, Integrated Partnerships: Adults/Re-Entry
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Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes

Director, Strategic Neighborhood Development
Monique Robinson

Monique Robinson

Director, Integrated Partnerships: Opportunity Youth
Bill Sabo

Bill Sabo

Director, Food, Music and Software Tech
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Omar Stanton

Director, Performance Management and Strategy
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Dana Alsen

Manager, Marketing & Communications
Wayne Encalarde, Jr.

Wayne Encalarde, Jr.

Manager, Small Business Ecosystem Development
Dominique Flugence

Dominique Flugence

Finance Manager
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Valerie Huntley

Manager, Stakeholder Experience
Thomas Krumins

Thomas Krumins

Manager, Business Development and Strategy; VFA Fellow
Sally Lindsay

Sally Lindsay

Manager, Business Development and Strategy; VFA Fellow
Patrick Young

Patrick Young

Manager, Training Management
Lisa Hellrich

Lisa Hellrich

Special Assistant to the President & CEO
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Sheldon Ballom

Special Assistant to the EVP/COO