NORLI Welcomes Incoming 2017 – 2018 Class, Alumni At Orientation

NORLI’s incoming 2017 - 2018 class

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) recently announced its selection of 43 business, civic and community leaders throughout the 10-parish region who have been named to the 2017 – 2018 class.

         “Every year, NORLI attracts many of the most influential and accomplished leaders in our region,” said Mark Cunningham, chairman of NORLI. “These individuals commit their time, energy and expertise to the betterment of the greater New Orleans region and represent the present and future for economic growth and responsible community development.”

         As the preeminent regional leadership institute, NORLI provides a nine-month intensive training program for emerging and established community leaders. This rich and robust program, that is geographically, programmatically and demographically diverse, not only enhances the participants’ knowledge base, but also encourages deep, thoughtful, and meaningful dialogue on the key elements of building and maintaining thriving and healthy communities, program reps said.

         “Through NORLI, leaders in the region are able to connect with one another, gain a greater perspective on what is happening in the region, and leverage their relationships to accomplish even more for the community," said Stephen Reuther, executive director of NORLI. "It’s an amazing opportunity for all who participate, and NORLI is proud to be at the center of it.”

         Members of the 2017 – 2018 class include:


• Ethan Ashley, Urban League of New Orleans

• Stephanie Bell, New Orleans Business Alliance

• Vincente Boreros, Cox

• Rebecca Bourg, Chalmette Refining

• Kim Bourgeois, Louisiana Federal Credit Union

• Blair Broussard, AR/PR

• Sarita Carriere, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

• Ashley Clary, Ochsner Health Center

• Barrett Conrad, CotingaSoft

• Howard Conyers, NASA Stennis Space Center

• Lydia Cutrer, Foundation for Louisiana

• Shannan Cvitanovic, YMCA of Greater New Orleans

• Melissa Daigrepont, Capital One

• Kimberly Dickerson, St. Bernard Parish Hospital

• Johnny Domiano, Adams and Reese LLP

• David Ellis, Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

• Kathleen Gasparian, Gasparian Immigration

• Alejandra Guzman, The New Orleans Business Alliance

• Baileigh Helm, St. John the Baptist Parish Government

• George Hutter, Henderson/Hutter Group

• Elizabeth Ingram, Entergy

• Joseph Kanter, City of New Orleans

• Chadrick Kennedy, Nobletree Healthcare Solutions

• Grace Knight, JP Morgan Chase

• Carmen Lane, Greater New Orleans Foundation

• Ray Lauga, CSRS, Inc.

• John LeBlanc, Metairie Bank

• Seth Levine, Jones Walker LLP

• Stephanie Lewis, Atmos Energy

• Louis Livers, Jr., Livers Construction Inc.

• Jennifer Mistretta, Postlethwaite & Netterville

• Timothy Mohon, Tulane Health System

• Rachel Nunez, Whitney Bank

• Alanah Odoms-Hebert, Louisiana Supreme Court

• Michael Powell, Plaquemines Parish Government

• Jeffrey Ramos, Mississippi River Bank

• Tom Richert, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA

• Monique Robinson, SEECA Medical, Inc.

• De'Angela Stipe, Entergy Louisiana, LLC

• Kristi Trail, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

• Will Tregre, Mathes Brierre Architects

• Brian Turner, Xavier University

• Andrea Zayas, Upstream Education Consulting 


         The new class kicked off its program year with an orientation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in August. The event, which served as the first formal gathering and announcement of the class, featured a combination of meet and greet and ice breaker activities, followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres with Alumni.

         In mid-September, the class will begin its programming and delve into topics including public policy, education, workforce development, diversity, criminal justice, public safety, environment and sustainability, healthcare and more.

         NORLI’s mission is to help promote regionalism and provide current and emerging leaders with a more thorough understanding of issues and an enhanced ability to collaborate for the greater good of the community, reps said.

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