Joseph S. Exnicios


President Hancock Whitney Bank


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.

David Kerstein
President Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC

H. Merritt Lane
President & CEO Canal Barge Company

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

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

Peter Wilson
President & CEO Barriere Construction Co., LLC 

Andrew Wisdom
President Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC


Justin Augustine lll
Vice President Transdev Services Inc.

James B. Cook
General Manager Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Karen DeBlieux 
Greater New Orleans Market President
Capital One Bank

David Gallo
CEO Gallo Mechanical, LLC

Richard Haase
Latter & Blum, Inc.

Lee Jackson
Chairman & CEO Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC