Neighborhood Biz

With Keith Twitchell

Keith PhotoA native New Englander, Keith Twitchell moved to New Orleans in 1979. From 2004 through 2020 he served as president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans, where he was responsible for project management, organizational leadership and fundraising/finances, and led key CBNO programs such as the Community Participation Program, the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum, and the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative. In January 2021 he returned to his own enterprises, including writing, nonprofit management consulting, and design and facilitation of community engagement processes. Twitchell is a former Captain of Krewe du Vieux, a state-ranked tennis player and an award-winning writer, and has served on a variety of organization boards.  He received a YLC Role Model award in 2014 and the Urban Conservancy’s Urban Hero award in 2016.

In addition to his weekly blog on, Twitchell writes the monthly Entrepreneurship Column in Biz New Orleans Magazine along with various business features.

Twitter:  @twitchell_keith

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