Editor’s Note: Introducing Our Third Class of New & Notables
This issue is one of my favorites every year. It’s tough putting it together — thanks to summer being a time when everyone seems to be leaving for somewhere cooler — but it’s always worth it when the final product comes together.
This is our third year of New & Notables, and while the first year focused a lot on those starting a new business, this year turned out to feature many people moving into big roles, or, as is the case with Bill Masterton at LCMC Health, taking on a newly-created position. He’s a first in his role, as is Tania Tetlow, who became the first female and first layperson president of Loyola University last August.
Then we have those that have created something new, like Lydia Winkler and Marco Nelson, whose new app, RentCheck, is quickly becoming a must-have for renters, landlords and property owners, and Todd Wackerman, a former public school teacher whose struggles to find supplies to teach STEM subjects led him to open the STEM Library Lab.
We honor husband and wife team Liz McCartney and Zack Rosenburg of SBP who, after rebuilding more than 1,660 homes across the country, have turned their attention to our affordable housing crisis with the first net-zero multifamily development in Louisiana. Charlie Davis has brought a whole new way for businesses to work together with his company, Moxey, and Matthew Dow continued his family’s nautical legacy by introducing the new City of New Orleans to the Mississippi River.
In the culinary realm, we’ve got a successful entrepreneur turned restaurateur, Larry Morrow, and Kyle Brechtel, an established restaurateur who continues to innovate. The popular Southern Food and Beverage Museum is now under new leadership with Brent Rosen and Siobahn Trotter’s new pre-surgical beverage, SurgiStrong RecoverAid, is changing how doctors prepare patients for surgery.
New professionals took charge in almost every arena of our community this past year, including sports and education. The Pelicans are now under the experienced care of David Griffin and Cade Brumley is quickly turning around the Jefferson Parish School System.
It’s quite the class this year! If you’d like to meet them, I invite you to join us on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Felicity Church as we honor these amazing individuals. Tickets (available at BizNewOrleans.com under the “Events” tab) are $30 each and include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.