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2016 Role Models

In October of 2016, YLC honored the accomplishments and contributions of 25 incredible leaders in the New Orleans community. Explore their bios, below!

2016 Role Models

Each year, 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

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

LTC (R) Danny Blanks

Pontchartrain Partners, LLC
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Jody Braunig

Girls on the Run New Orleans
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Frank Brigtsen

Brigtsen's Restaurant
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Andrea Chen

Propeller
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Greg Feirn

LCMC Health
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Becker Hall & Rene Louapre

Hogs for the Cause
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Lee Ledbetter

Lee Ledbetter & Associates
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Debbie Badeaux Maniglia

Intralox, LLC
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Judy Reese Morse

Urban League of Louisiana
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John Nicklow, Ph.D.

University of New Orleans
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Mayra E. Pineda

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
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Nakita Angelle Shavers

Youth Empowerment Project
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Susan Taylor

New Orleans Museum of Art
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Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Musician
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Kevin Wilkins

trepwise
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Mike Woodward

College Track New Orleans
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