David A. Kerstein


President Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC


Charles L. Rice

vice chairman

President & CEO Entergy New Orleans, Inc.


Vanessa Brown-Claiborne

Vice Chairman

President & CEO – Chaffe & Associates

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David T. Darragh

vice chairman  

President & CEO Reily Foods Company


Lee Anne Sciambra


Office Managing Partner KPMG LLP


Henry L. Coaxum, Jr.


President & CEO Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Business Council of New Orleans is comprised of 22 members and acts as the Policy-making body of the Business Council.  This committee serves at the BCNO per the bylaws and at the pleasure of the organization’s membership, it is here that the organization’s position on specific issues is ultimately determined.

Dennis Lauscha
President New Orleans Saints and Pelicans

Mark Mayer (ex-officio)
President Peter A. Mayer Advertising Inc.

Alden J. McDonald, Jr.
President & CEO Liberty Bank and Trust Company

Suzanne T. Mestayer
CEO ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC

Gregory R. Rusovich
President & CEO Transoceanic Trading and Development

Mike Siegel
President Corporate Realty

Gary N. Solomon
Board Chair Crescent Bank & Trust

Bruce H. Thompson
President Thompson Equipment Co., Inc.

James B. Cook
General Manager Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Paul H. Flower
President & CEO Woodward Design + Build, LLC

L. Ronald Forman
President & CEO Audubon Nature Institute, Inc.

Karen DeBlieux 
Greater New Orleans Market President
Capital One Bank

David Gallo
CEO Gallo Mechanical, L.L.C.

Lee Jackson
Chairman & CEO Jackson Offshore Operators LLC

H. Merritt Lane
President & CEO Canal Barge Company

James M. Lapeyre, Jr.
President & CEO The Laitram Corporation