Exec­u­tive Board


Henry Coaxum


Pres­i­dent, Coaxum Enter­prises, Inc.

Leslie Jacobs

Vice Chair

Justin T. Augus­tine III


Vice Pres­i­dent, Veo­lia Trans­porta­tion
CEO, New Orleans Regional Tran­sit Authority

John C. Hope III


For­mer Chair­man and CEO, Whit­ney National Bank and Whit­ney Hold­ing Corporation

Hon. Mitchell J. Landrieu

Mayor of the City of New Orleans

Charles Rice

Pres­i­dent and CEO, Entergy New Orleans, Inc.


R. Erich Caulfield

Pres­i­dent, The Caulfield Con­sult­ing Group

Andrea Chen

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Pro­peller

Patri­cia Hightower

Pres­i­dent and CEOBayou Equity Mortgage

John Hol­low­ell

Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Deep­wa­ter Shell Energy Resources Com­pany

Dar­lene Kattán

KATTAN Busi­ness and Con­sult­ing Services

Michael W. Kear­ney, Sr.

Pres­i­dent and CEO, Kear­ney Com­pa­nies, Inc.

Rita Benson-LeBlanc

Owner/Vice Chair­man of the Board, New Orleans Saints & New Orleans Pelicans

Gre­gory Rusovich

Pres­i­dent & CEO, Transoceanic Trad­ing and Devel­op­ment Com­pany, LLC

Hon. Ronald J. Sholes

Part­ner, Adams and Reese LLP

Hon. Jason R. Williams

Coun­cilmem­ber at Large, New Orleans City Council

Robert Woll­farth

Of Coun­sel, Baker Donel­son 


Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that nom­i­na­tions for the New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance’s Board of Direc­tors are cur­rently being accepted.

All nom­i­na­tions must be sub­mit­ted in writ­ing and deliv­ered to the orga­ni­za­tion at 935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020, New Orleans, LA 70112 via US Mail, emailed to csojourner@nolaba.org or in per­son begin­ning August 5, 2014 at 8:00 am and end­ing Sep­tem­ber 5, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Nom­i­na­tions should include the name, address and phone num­ber of each nom­i­nee, bio and/or resume, along with a com­pleted nom­i­na­tion form. Each nom­i­nee as well as the per­son nom­i­nat­ing him or her must reside in Orleans Parish or have a pri­mary busi­ness address or employer’s busi­ness address in Orleans Parish. Nom­i­nees must be at least 21 years of age.

Please con­tact Claire Sojourner at csojourner@nolaba.org with any ques­tions. Self-nominations will be accepted but all infor­ma­tion listed above must be included.

Down­load the nom­i­na­tion form here.