Role Model

Gary N. Solomon, Sr.

Class of 1992 | Crescent Bank and Trust

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.

Our 2020 Role Model Class is comprised of past role models from YLC's 34-year history. Revisiting our Role Models is an opportunity to learn about their changes in leadership, leadership lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what makes them Proud to Call New Orleans Home.

Gary Solomon has been an active venture capitalist for more than 30 years and is currently involved with companies that employ approximately 1,500 employees. Gary Solomon is also actively involved in numerous non-profit organizations. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in business administration. Gary has been married to Martha Newman for 37 years, and they have three sons: Gary, Jr., Sam Mickal, and Conway, who are all entrepreneurs.