Norman Barnum named permanent head of New Orleans Business Alliance
Norman Barnum, who for the past year has headed the New Orleans Business Alliance on an interim basis, has been named permanent president and CEO of the city’s economic development agency.
The alliance’s board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Barnum, who was chief financial officer before moving into the interim position in June of 2021 when former CEO Quentin Messer left to become head of the of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
In the interim role, Barnum has led the economic development agency to a new level of engagement and outreach through a vast array of public and private partners, including local community organizations, according to a news release from the alliance.
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