Richard Pavlick is an associate with the law firm of Burglass & Tankersley. He earned his B.S. from Butler University in 2003. Richard, originally from Dublin, Ohio, moved to New Orleans in 2004 to attend Tulane University Law School from which he received his J.D. in 2007. Prior to serving as President-Elect of the YLC, Richard served as Secretary/General Counsel in 2010 and a board member in 2011.
Calais Hurst is the Marketing and Public Relations Director at Metairie Park Country Day School and President of her own media firm, Media Point, LLC. Prior to joining Country Day, Calais was the Managing Partner and Media Director for Teddlie Media Partners, Inc. where she worked on over 200 notable campaigns such as Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Justice Jeffrey Victory, the Downtown Development District, the Honorable Madeline Landrieu, the Honorable Kern Reese, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman. She also worked as the Media Director at The Ehrhardt Group, where she developed and managed multi-million dollar media campaigns for local and national corporations and Fortune 500 companies.
Calais graduated with a degree in English and Psychology from the University of Mississippi and has also completed the Loyola University Associate Institute of Politics where she later was invited to become a regular guest speaker. She has been a member of the Young Leadership Council since 2010 and has been active in the community through such events as Chairish The Children fundraiser with the Children’s Museum, the annual donation drive with the Battered Women’s Shelter, and the fundraising committee for St. Andrew’s Village as well as a member of the Ad Club of New Orleans.
Jermaine Smith is the Development Associate at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Prior to joining UNCF, Jermaine was the Development Director for ASI Federal Credit Union and its affiliated non-profit, A Shared Initiative, where he helped to found the Asset Building Coalition of Southeast Louisiana and created programs to assist financially under served individuals.
Jermaine has been a YLC member since 2011, completing the Leadership Development Series and joining the Development Committee. In addition to the YLC, Jermaine has volunteered with Tulane University Catholic Center, Neighborhoods Partnership Network and the New Orleans Institute. Jermaine and his wife, Megan, live Uptown with their son, Jefferson.
Kelley Bagayoko is the legislative aide to State Representative Helena Moreno representing District 93. A graduate of Tulane University in Political Economy and Law, Kelley is admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana. Since joining the YLC, Kelley has served as a project volunteer, project leader, committee member and board member. As a member of the YLC Leadership Development Series class of 2010, Kelley was a part of the group that brought back RECreate. For Kelley, her most fulfilling YLC experience has been serving as RECreate project leader and seeing the immediate impact of the YLC’s members at work.
Kelley is a dedicated volunteer, working with other organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, American Heart Association and Delta Sigma Theta. Kelley also serves on the United Negro College Fund’s Young Leaders Council and is a 2010 Fellow of the Loyola University Institute of Politics. Kelley is married to Timothy E. Adams, Jr.
Jack Wiles is currently a Tax Manager at LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors. He has worked at LaPorte for four years with a focus on Non-Profit Organizations and Financial Institution taxation. He is a born and raised New Orleanian who attended high school at
De La Salle High School before getting an accounting undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University and masters at University of New Orleans. He joined the Young Leadership Council in 2010 and has been involved in the Leadership Development Series and currently also serves as a project leader for RECreate.
Matthew Treuting has practiced law at Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer since 2006. He primarily practices in the areas of taxation, business law, and estate planning. Matthew is a Louisiana Board Certified tax attorney as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, a Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council. He served on the 2009-2010 Meritas Leadership Institute Class and currently serves as the firm’s liaison for the Meritas Young Lawyer Liaison Program. Matthew actively volunteers with the Young Leadership Council as President-Elect and Secretary/General Counsel. He has served on the YLC Board of Directors since 2009 and has previously volunteered as the Vice President of Development (2011) and Secretary/General Counsel (2009). In his spare time, Matthew enjoys performing with local cover band Mixed Nuts as a keyboardist/vocalist and dancing with the 610 Stompers.
Matthew is a native New Orleanian and graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School, where he serves as Secretary of his Alumni Association. Matthew attended Louisiana State University where he received a B.A. in Accounting, with a concentration in internal auditing. Upon graduating in 2003, he attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he graduated in 2006 with a Juris Doctor.
Alyssa Wenck is the Controller for Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, where she helps lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response. Before committing to the non-profit sector full time, she was a tax and business consultant for Bougeois Bennett, LLC with over 9 years experience in public accounting.
Alyssa graduated with a degree in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Alyssa also remains active within the UNO community and is a member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Prior to being named President, Alyssa served as Treasurer, VP of Development, Annual Role Model Gala Chairperson, Leadership Development Series Project Leader and was awarded the 2008 Leadership Mentor Award.
David Baker – The Louisiana Weekly
Brandie Burris – Recovery School District
Mairin Charles – ReNEW Charter Management
Kevin Douglass – Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
Sayde Finkel – Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Will Hales – IberiaBank
Jeff Hebert – New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Dan Jatres – Regional Planning Commission
McKensie Kirchner – St. Thomas Community Health Center
Bradley McCoy – Stirling Properties
Stephen Pate – New Orleans Saints
Brandon Roll – Gulf States PGA
Latrice Sampson – Sampson Therapeutic Services, LLC
Chrissy Sheets – Cabinets by Design
Warren Surcouf – Cerion Gulf
Semmes Walmsley – Hughes Walmsley and Company, Inc.
Amy Walters, CPA - LaPorte, Sehrt, Romig, & Hand