Meet the Staff

Editorial

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Kimberley Singletary

Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans

Award-winning writer and editor Kim Singletary is a Southern California transplant (by way of Canada, Washington, Colorado and Nebraska) who has finally found her perfect home in the land of beignets, zydeco and zero chance of shoveling snow. Her career has included communications work in the performing arts and nonprofit sectors, as well as serving as a writer and editor for a variety of regional and national magazines. In addition to contributing  to the New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune, Kim has served as the managing editor of Biz New Orleans magazine since its launch in 2014, where she has led Louisiana’s only business magazine to receive multiple national recognitions. She currently lives in Uptown with her husband, two daughters, two cats and one very needy dog. You can reach Kim at (504) 830-7260 or kimberley@bizneworleans.com.

Kelly Massicot

Digital Media Editor, all publications + BizNewOrleans.com/MyNewOrleans.com
Associate Editor, New Orleans Bride Magazine
Producer, Biz Talks Podcast

Kelly Massicot is a proud New Orleanian, born and raised on crawfish, snowballs and red beans every Monday. After attending Mount Carmel Academy, she stayed close to home and earned a degree in marketing from the University of New Orleans. Along with running the internet, Kelly also writes the New Orleans Bride Magazine blog “Let Them Eat Cake,” which posts new and exciting wedding-related content every day. When not diligently working, Kelly can be found trying new restaurants around the city, binging on the latest Netflix series, organizing wine and cheese nights and obsessing over her chiweenie puppy Hugo Peabody. You can reach Kelly at (504) 830-7228 or kelly@myneworleans.com.

Rich Collins

Associate News Editor, BizNewOrleans.com
Editor, New Orleans 500

Rich Collins is an Emmy Award-winning writer, musician and actor known for the Disney Channel TV series “Imagination Movers.” Rich is the former managing editor of Gambit Weekly newspaper and former president of the Press Club of New Orleans. Rich’s music has been used on “Ellen,” “Good Morning America,” “Wipeout” and other shows. He has performed live on “The View,” “LIVE with Regis and Kelly” and “Good Morning America.” He developed and taught a songwriting curriculum at Loyola University New Orleans. He performs at locations throughout New Orleans including at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Raised in the Washington, D.C. area and educated at the Catholic University of America, Rich moved to New Orleans in the 1990s and lives here with his wife (a local) and five children. You can reach Rich at (504) 830-7257 or rich@bizneworleans.com.

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Topher Danial

Editor, Custom Publishing

Topher Danial is an Arab American writer and editor based in New Orleans. He is passionate about using his platform to discuss issues affecting marginalized populations, especially the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to his journalistic work, he is an avid reader and fiction writer and has published work in New York Times Modern Love. You can reach Topher at (504) 830-7240 or topher@myneworleans.com.

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Drew Hawkins

Research Database Coordinator

Drew Hawkins is a writer, journalist, and the producer and host of the literary podcast Micro. A true son of South Louisiana, Drew was born in Lafayette, raised in Ponchatoula, attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts in High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. When he isn’t reading or writing, Drew loves teaching self-defense, training martial arts, and spending time with his wife and two children. You can reach Drew at drew@myneworleans.com.

Sarah George

Art Director, Biz New Orleans, Louisiana Life, Acadiana Profile

Sarah George was born and braised in New Orleans for 26 years at an average temperature of 95 degrees. Although still simmering in the melting pot that is New Orleans, she dreams of one day expanding her existence into cooler, less humid environments. She received her associate’s degree in visual communications from Delgado Community College, and hopes to continue her education in the near future. She enjoys light, time, pockets, owls, and moderation. You can reach Sarah at (504) 830-7269 or sarahg@myneworleans.com.

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Advertising

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Kate Henry

VP of Sales and Marketing
Associate Publisher, New Orleans Magazine & St. Charles Avenue

Kate grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After a few years of working in local advertising in Charlottesville, VA, she moved to New Orleans and got her M.B.A from Tulane’s School of Business in 2013. As so many do, she fell in love with New Orleans and didn’t want to leave after graduating. She found herself back in local advertising, married a Tulane classmate, and started a family. She now lives in Old Metairie with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. You can reach her at (504) 830-7216 or kate@myneworleans.com.

Caitlin Sistrunk

Sales Manager, Biz New Orleans

Caitlin Sistrunk was born in New Orleans and raised in Covington, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. While attending LSU Caitlin fell in love with both marketing and advertising. She is ecstatic to begin her career as a Sales Associate with our new magazine. Caitlin loves painting, hanging with friends and cooking. You can reach Caitlin at (985)-705-3584 or caitlin@bizneworleans.com.

Jessica Jaycox

Senior Account Executive, Biz New Orleans

Jessica Jaycox was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a minor in business administration. She is eager to begin her career at Renaissance Publishing and to be a part of the wonderful team that is Biz New Orleans. Jessica enjoys spending her time exploring every dining establishment in the city, hanging out with friends and watching ‘them Tigers’ play. You can reach Jessica at (504) 830-7255 or JessicaJ@BizNewOrleans.com

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Meghan Schmitt

Senior Account Executive – Biz New Orleans & Custom Publishing

Meghan Sumrall is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She recently moved to New Orleans after graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a communication degree. When she’s not at work, you can find Meghan hanging out with her dog, Bruce, and husband, Taylor, or laughing at her own jokes. You can reach her at (504) 830-7246 or meghan@myneworleans.com.

Abbie Dugruise​

Marketing Coordinator

Abbie Dugruise was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She graduated from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Abbie moved to New Orleans after graduation to begin her career as Event Coordinator/Marketing Assistant at Renaissance Publishing. She enjoys using her creative side on a daily basis; as well as, cooking, shopping, and binge-watching Netflix. You can reach her at 504-830-7264 or abbie@myneworleans.com.

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Eliza Fillo

Sponsored Content Coordinator/Copywriter

Eliza Fillo was born and raised in Atlanta and earned her communications degree from Northeastern University in Boston. Fleeing the cold New England weather, Eliza moved to New Orleans where she gained experience in digital marketing and a growing love for her new home. In her free time, she loves cooking, exploring New Orleans’ endless restaurants, and fostering cats. You can reach her at eliza@myneworleans.com.

Production

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Rosa Balaguer Arostegui

Production Manager

Rosa Balaguer Arostegui is a first generation New Orleanian with her roots growing from the Dominican Republic. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart for high school and Loyola University of New Orleans for college, majoring in mass communication with a focus in advertising and a minor in visual arts. A recent graduate of Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement, Rosa obtained a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in digital design to enhance her skills in graphic design. She loves to create across all mediums and is always happy to paint custom dog paintings for fellow dog aficionados. You can reach Rosa at 504-830-7221 or rosa@myneworleans.com.

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Meghan Rooney

Senior Production Designer

Meghan is a Metairie born, Mandeville raised Louisianian. After attending Southeastern Louisiana University, she earned her bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. When not designing, you can find Meghan divulging in a new book series (or rereading her favorites), getting stuck on the Food Network, or day dreaming about being in Walt Disney World. You can reach Meghan at 504-830-7202 or at meghanr@myneworleans.com.

Administration/Circulation

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Todd Matherne

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Matherne is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has spent his entire professional career in the publishing industry. His favorite thing that he loves about his job is publishing magazines that celebrate life. New Orleans to him is the city that celebrates life unlike any other and he believes our titles here at Renaissance speak to people that want to celebrate with us. You can reach Todd at (504) 830-7247 or todd@myneworleans.com.

John Holzer

Distribution Manager

John was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Metairie Park Country Day School. He attended SMU and UNO for finance and business administration. John is very excited about starting a new career in the publishing industry. John loves to hang out with friends on the weekend, trying out new restaurants, going to festivals, fishing and is an avid golfer.  He is also a huge sports fan that enjoys college football and his hometown Saints. You can reach John at (504) 830-7244 or john@myneworleans.com.

Mallary Wolfe

Office Manager

Even though working at Renaissance Publishing is a birthright of Mallary, she is looking forward to learning all the aspects of her family business. Mallary attended Louise S. McGehee and is a proud member of the 14 year club. She graduated in December of 2016 from the University Holy Cross where she received her degree in Psychology of Social Counseling and received the “Outstanding Student in Social Counseling” Award. Mallary enjoys everything outdoors and can be seen most weekends with either a paddle board or camping gear strapped to the top of her Jeep! You can reach Mallary at (504) 830-7254 or Mallary@myneworleans.com.

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Jessica Armand

Subscriptions

Jessica Armand was born and raised in New Orleans. After relocating to North Carolina following Hurricane Katrina, she caught the first gator she could find and came running back home in 2015. Jessica has a business degree from Delgado and a background in accounting. When Jessica isn’t working you can usually find her around someone’s crawfish table, at a local snowball stand or at a concert/festival. She loves all things New Orleans and spending time with her family cheering on her favorite football teams – Who Dat! Geaux Tigahs! You can reach Jessica at (504) 828-1380 or Jessica@myneworleans.com.

Office Address:
Renaissance Publishing
110 Veterans Blvd. Suite 123
Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 828-1380 phone
(504) 828-1385 fax

Lafayette office:
128 Demanade Suite 104
Lafayette, LA 70503

(337) 235-7919 ext. 230 phone