21 Outstanding New Orleanians
Young Leadership Council proudly announces its 2017 Role Model class! Composed of 21 business, community, and civic leaders, the 2017 class will be honored at the 31st Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala on Saturday, September 16, at 7 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, located at 601 Loyola Avenue.
Each year’s class of honorees is selected by a committee including members of the YLC Board of Directors and past YLC Role Model Award recipients. The committee members review all nominations submitted from the community before selecting a final list of individuals. Individuals are selected based on significant contributions to their field of work, to their community, and to New Orleans at large. Notably, a person can only receive the honor of YLC Role Model once in his or her lifetime.
Meet YLC’s 2017 Role Model Class below!
Joseph Pierre “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux
Big Chief, Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Tribe
Amy Boyle Collins
Vice President, Gambel Communications
Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
Dr. L’Issa L. Gates
Ochsner Health Center for Children
Board President, Kingsley House
Jeffrey P. Hebert
Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans
Raymond “Ray” Jeandron, Jr., CPA
KPMG, LLP (Retired)
Board President, YAYA, Inc.
Andrew “Andy” Kopplin
President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Bivian “Sonny” Lee, III
Founder, Son of a Saint
Carol G. McCall
Education Committee Chair, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
Leann Opotowsky Moses, Esq.
Partner, Carver Darden
Alyson M. Mount, CPA
Chief Accounting Officer, Entergy Corporation
Todd P. Murphy
President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Terri B. North
President and CEO, Providence Community Housing
Wesley J. Palmisano
President, Palmisano Group
Co-Founder, Taste Buds, Inc.
Lee C. Reid, Esq.
Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese, LLP
Petrice Sams-Abiodun, PhD
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
Salvador A. Scaccia, Pharm.D.
Senior Vice President, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, West Operations
Co-Founder and Band Director, The Roots of Music