Role Model

Quentin L. Messer, Jr.

Outgoing President & CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance

At New Orleans Business Alliance, Quentin led economic development strategy for Orleans Parish, along with overseeing initiatives and programs related to business attraction and retention, economic competitiveness, and small business ecosystem development.

Prior to joining NOLABA, Quentin was the Assistant Secretary for Louisiana Economic Development (LED.)

A certified economic developer, Quentin was named Biz New Orleans CEO of the Year 2020 and Biz New Orleans Businessperson of the Year (2019) and has been honored as Consultant Connect’s North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers (2021, 2019).

The father of two daughters – one a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marines – and a son, Quentin is married to Kenya LeNoir Messer, Ed.D, President & CEO, Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU)

He holds an AB, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and a JD/MBA from Columbia University’s Law and Business Schools, respectively.

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