YLC Role Models
Each year, YLC selects 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 Role Model Award recipients below!
Curious who YLC has honored in the past? See our previous Role Models.
Dr. Jennifer L. Avegno, M.D.
Director, City of New Orleans Health Department
President and CEO, Intralox
Dr. Jawan Brown-Alexander
Chief of Schools, New Schools for New Orleans
Counsel, Pan American Life Insurance Company
Founder and CEO, Lucid
Nancy Scott Degan
Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
President/CEO, Premier Automotive Group
Founder, Sista Midwife Productions
Vice President, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Hunter G. Hill
Executive Vice President and New Orleans Market President, IBERIABANK | First Horizon
Quentin L. Messer, Jr.
Outgoing President & CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance
Principal/Architect, Trapolin Peer Architects
David W. Robinson-Morris, Ph.D.
Regional Director of Diversity and Inclusion of the Bayou Region, Ochsner Health
Executive Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans
Founder & Executive Director, Operation Restoration
Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students, Tulane University