Joseph S. Exnicios


President, Hancock Whitney Bank


Vanessa Brown-Claiborne


President & CEO, Chaffe & Associates

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David T. Darragh

vice chair  

President & CEO, Reily Foods Company



Alden J. McDonald, Jr.


President & CEO. Liberty Bank and Trust Co.


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.

Andrew Wisdom
President, Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC

James B. Cook
General Manager, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

David Gallo
CEO, Gallo Mechanical, LLC

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

Peter Wilson
President & CEO, Barriere Construction Co., LLC 


David Kerstein (ex-officio)
President, Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC

Justin T. Augustine lll
President, Transdev Services Inc.

Karen DeBlieux 
President, Greater New Orleans Market
Capital One Bank

Lee Jackson
Chairman & CEO, Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC

H. Merritt Lane
President & CEO, Canal Barge Company

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