YLC Role Models

2017 YLC Role Model Nominations Are Now Open!

Learn more about YLC's Role Models and how to place your own nominations below! Please stay tuned for information about the date, time, and venue for YLC's 2017 Role Model Gala.

YLC Role Model Awards

Each year the YLC selects 25 individuals who have distinguished themselves by actively contributing to the betterment of our community in the following ways:

  • Promoting a positive attitude and unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community

  • Striving to unite our community in collaborative efforts for its further prosperity

  • Serving as an exemplary role model to young professionals

  • Taking an effective and vigorous leadership role in our community

  • Making specific contributions in his or her specific field of endeavor

To be eligible, all nominees must:

  • Never have received the YLC Role Model award

  • Live and/or work in the Greater New Orleans Area

  • Not hold public office

Nominate a Role Model

Know someone who fits these criteria? Fill out the form below to nominate them for YLC’s 2017 Role Models Gala. The deadline for Role Model Nominations is Friday, April 14.

Role Model Nomination Information

  • We want to hear more about your nominee in your own words. Please tell us why you believe your nominee should be honored as a YLC Role Model in narrative format, plus provide information on the following categories.

Role Model Nominator Information:



2016 Role Models

Checkout YLC’s 2016 Role Model Award recipients, below!

Jodi Aamodt

Jacobs Manuel Kain & Aamodt
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Margaret Saer Beer

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Lisa Blossman

New Orleans CityBusiness & Daily Journal of Commerce
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Christian T. Brown

NOLA Holdings, LLC
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Lynne Burkart

Postlethwaite & Netterville
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Mark A. Cunningham

Jones Walker LLP
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J. Dalton Courson

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
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Dr. Jay Dumas

Daughters of Charity Health Services New Orleans
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Leah Nunn Engelhardt

Preis PLC
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George Freeman, III

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver
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Jason B. Horne

XS Martial Arts Dojo
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Barbara Johnson

The Johnson Group
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The Honorable Calvin Johnson

Ret. Judge Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
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Wan Kim

Smoothie King
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Dr. Keith Liederman

Kingsley House
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Dr. Calvin Mackie

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Leo Marsh

AT&T Louisiana
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Tory McPhail

Commander’s Palace
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Dr. Debra B. Morton

Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Church
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Angela O’Byrne

Perez, A Professional Corporation
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Brandan ‘Bmike’ Odums

2-Cent Entertainment/Studio BE
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Terrance Osborne

Artist for TerranceOsborne.com
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Else Pedersen

Bridge House/Grace House
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Margo Phelps

Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
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Melanie Talia

New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation
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Cheryl Teamer

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
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