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About the Museum
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Stephen E. Ambrose, PhD (1936–2002)

Dr. Stephen Ambrose
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Board of Trustees Officers 2016–2017


James A. Courter, Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman: Genie Energy, Ltd.
Partner: Courter, Kobert & Cohen, P.A.
Hackettstown, New Jersey

C. Paul Hilliard, Vice Chairman
President, Badger Oil Corporation
Lafayette, Louisiana

Charles W. "Chip" Goodyear, Vice Chair
President, Goodyear Investment Company
New Orleans, Louisiana

Todd Ricketts, Vice Chair
Board of Directors, Chicago Cubs
Chicago, Illinois

Richard C. Adkerson, Immediate Past Chairman
President, CEO & Vice Chairman
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Suzanne T. Mestayer, Treasurer
Managing Principal, ThirtyNorth Investments
New Orleans, Louisiana

David Barksdale, Secretary
CEO, Spread Networks, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, President & CEO
The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Board of Trustees 2016–2017


Herschel L. Abbott, Jr.
Special Counsel, Jones Walker Law Firm
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dwight W. Anderson
Founder and Managing Partner, Ospraie Management, LLC
New York, New York

Michael L. Ashner
Chairman & CEO, Winthrop Realty Trust
Jericho, New York

Norman R. Augustine
Chairman & CEO (Retired), Lockheed Martin Corp.
Bethesda, Maryland

Brandon B. Berger
President and Owner, The Berger Company
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell
Visiting Professor, Liberty University School of Law
Cincinnati, Ohio

Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger
Chairman & CEO, Bollinger Enterprises, LLC
Houma, Louisiana

Harold J. Bouillion, Treasurer
Managing Director, Bouillion & Assoc., LLC
Metairie, Louisiana

Harold J. Bouillion

Raymond J. Brandt
Owner and President, Ray Brandt Auto Group
Metairie, Louisiana

Michael S. Bylen
President, Golf Concepts, Inc.
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Daryl G. Byrd
President & CEO, IBERIABANK Corporation
Lafayette, Louisiana

James S. Chanos
President & Founder, Kynikos Associates LP
New York, New York

James H. Clement III
Captain, USMCR
Quarter Horse Division Manager
King Ranch, Inc., Kingsville, Texas

Thomas B. Coleman
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thomas B. Coleman

Ralph E. Crump
President, Crump Industrials Group
Trumbull, Connecticut

Jed V. Davis
Executive Vice President, D.D.I. Inc.
Davis Family Office
Jacksonville, Florida

Richard Duchossois
Founder & Chairman, The Duchossois Group
Elmhurst, Illinois

Peter N. Foss
President, Olympic Sponsorship and Corporate Sales
General Electric (Retired)
New York, New York

John D. Georges
CEO, Georges Enterprises
New Orleans, Louisiana

William A. Goldring
Chairman, Sazerac Co.
New Orleans, Louisiana

John M. Hairston
CEO, Hancock Bank / Whitney Bank
Gulfport, Mississippi / New Orleans, Louisiana

Terence E. Hall
Chairman of the Board, Superior Energy
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Robert Tucker Hayes
President, Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation
San Antonio, Texas

David P. Hess
Executive VP & Chief Customer Officer for Aerospace
United Technologies Corporation
Farmington, Connecticut

John E. Koerner III
President, Koerner Capital
New Orleans, Louisiana

John E. Koerner III

Alan M. Leventhal
Chairman and CEO, Beacon Capital Partners
Boston, Massachusetts, and New Orleans, Louisiana

Deborah G. Lindsay
Historian, Writer
Marietta, Georgia

James E. Maurin
Founder & Past Chairman, Stirling Properties
Covington, Louisiana

Markham R. McKnight
President, BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Robert W. Merrick
Chairman & CEO
Latter & Blum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dennis A. Muilenburg
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company, Chicago, Illinois

Michael E. O'Neill
Chairman of the Board, Citigroup Inc.
New York, New York

Robert J. Patrick
Managing Partner, The Patrick Companies
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sonia A. Perez
President, AT&T Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

Wyatt Rockefeller
Filmmaker and Investor
New York, New York

Edwin R. "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr.
Managing Director – Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tracy L. Rosser
Senior Vice President, Walmart
Bentonville, Arkansas

Mark M. Rubin
Chairman & CEO, Regional Properties, Inc.
Beverly Hills, California

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.
Chairman of Board & CEO, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Laurel, Mississippi

Philip G. Satre
Chairman, International Game Technology
Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie, PhD
CEO, Geocent
Metairie, Louisiana

Peggy Higgins Sewell
Dallas Texas

J. Scott Spradley
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Roseville, California

Carroll W. Suggs
Chairman, CEO (Retired), Petroleum Helicopters, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Henry Swieca
Founder, Talpion Fund Management
New York, New York

Thomas H. Turner
Vice Chairman/President, Turner Industries Group
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ted M. Weggeland
President, Raincross Hospitality Corporation
Riverside, California

Bruce N. Whitman
Chairman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International
New York, New York

Bruce N. Whitman

Governor Pete Wilson
Browne George Ross, LLP
Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting, LLC
Los Angeles, California

Fred S. Zeidman
Chairman, Gordion Group
Houston, Texas


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