2017 Role Models

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large!

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
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Amy Boyle Collins

Vice President, Gambel Communications
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Gabe Feldman

Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
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Dr. L’Issa L. Gates

Ochsner Health Center for Children
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Bill Hammack

Board President, Kingsley House
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Jeffrey P. Hebert

Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans
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Raymond “Ray” Jeandron, Jr., CPA

KPMG, LLP (Retired)
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Kay Kerrigan

Board President, YAYA, Inc.
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Andrew “Andy” Kopplin

President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
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Bivian “Sonny” Lee, III

Founder, Son of a Saint
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Carol G. McCall

Education Committee Chair, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
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Leann Opotowsky Moses, Esq.

Partner, Carver Darden
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Alyson M. Mount, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer, Entergy Corporation
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Todd P. Murphy

President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
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Terri B. North

President and CEO, Providence Community Housing
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Wesley J. Palmisano

President, Palmisano Group
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Greg Reggio

Co-Founder, Taste Buds, Inc.
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Lee C. Reid, Esq.

Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese, LLP
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Petrice Sams-Abiodun, PhD

Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
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Salvador A. Scaccia, Pharm.D.

Senior Vice President, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, West Operations
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Derrick Tabb

Co-Founder and Band Director, The Roots of Music
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