Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Officers 2021–2022

John E. Koerner III, Chairman of the Board

President, Koerner Capital
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ted Weggeland, Vice Chairman

President & CEO, Raincross Corporate Group
Riverside, California

John D. Georges, Vice Chair

CEO, Georges Enterprises
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sonia A. Pérez, Vice Chair

President, AT&T Southeast States
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

C. Paul Hilliard, Immediate Past Chairman

Chairman Emeritus, Badger Oil Corporation
Lafayette, Louisiana

John M. Hairston, Secretary

President & CEO, Hancock Whitney Corporation
Gulfport, Mississippi / New Orleans, Louisiana

Suzanne T. Mestayer, Treasurer

Managing Principal, ThirtyNorth Investments
New Orleans, Louisiana

Stephen J. Watson, President & CEO

The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Board of Trustees 2021–2022

R. Ryan Adkerson

Investment Management Consultant, Crescent Capital Consulting
New Orleans, Louisiana

Clifford S. Asness

 

Managing & Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management, LLC
Greenwich, Connecticut

Justin T. Augustine III

Senior Vice President/Infrastructure & Supply Chain, Transdev Services, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Lawrence E. Bathgate II

 

Senior Managing Partner, Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C.
Lakewood, New Jersey

Brandon B. Berger

President & Owner, The Berger Company
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell

 

Chairman, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Cincinnati, Ohio

Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger

Chairman & CEO, Bollinger Enterprises, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jessica Brandt

 

CEO, Ray Brandt Auto Group
Metairie, Louisiana

Michael S. Bylen

President, Bylen Golf Company, LLC
Rochester Hills, Michigan

 

James S. Chanos

 

President & Founder, Kynikos Associates LP
New York, New York

Kevin G. Clifford

Chairman and CEO (Retired, American Funds Group
Las Vegas, Nevada / New Orleans, Louisiana

Henry L. Coaxum, Jr.

 

President, Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

James A. Courter

Vice Chairman: Genie Energy, Ltd
Of Counsel: Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen
Sanibel, Florida

Arnold W. Donald

 

President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Saint Louis, Missouri

Peter N. Foss

General Manager, GE/NFL Head Health Program
Charlotte, North Carolina

William A. Goldring

 

Chairman, Sazerac Co.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Charles W. “Chip” Goodyear

President, Goodyear Investment Company
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thomas A. Gruber

 

Senior VP & CMO (Retired), McDonald's/Blockbuster/AutoNation USA
Boca Raton, Florida

Hunter G. Hill

New Orleans Market President, IBERIABANK
New Orleans, Louisiana

LTG Charles W. Hooper

 

Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
Washington, D.C.

C. Jeffrey Knittel

Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas
Herndon, Virginia

H. Merritt Lane III

 

President & CEO, Canal Barge Company, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dennis P. Lauscha

President, New Orleans Pelicans & Saints
New Orleans, Louisiana

Alan M. Leventhal

 

Chairman & CEO, Beacon Capital Partners
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert E. Smith Lupo

Managing Member, Lupo Enterprises, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

James E. Maurin

 

Founder and Past Chairman, Stirling Properties
Covington, Louisiana

Peter J. Merlone

Founder, Co-Owner, and Managing Partner, Merlone Geier Partners and Merlone Geier Management
Ketchum, Idaho / New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert W. Merrick

 

Chairman & CEO, Latter & Blum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael A. Morris

Owner & Publisher, Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta, Georgia

Dennis A. Muilenburg

 

Chairman, CEO, and Co-FounderNew Vista Acquisition Corporation
Chicago, Illinois

David Nierenberg

Founder & President, Nierenberg Investment Management Co.
Camas, Washington

Pete November

 

EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jane T. Olson

Former Chair, International Board of Human Rights Watch
Pasadena, California

William M. Osborne III

 

Chairman, Riley Gear Corporation
Miami Beach, Florida

Stephen G. Oswald

Chairman, President & CEO, Ducommun Incorporated
Santa Ana, California

Robert J. Patrick

 

Managing Partner, Patrick Family Foundation
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lisa Pearl, PhD, JD

CEO, Lisa Pearl Leadership Strategies LLC
Washington, D.C.

Robert L. Priddy

 

Chairman, RMC Capital
New Orleans, Louisiana

 

James J. Reiss, Jr.

President, Reiss Companies, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

Todd Ricketts

 

Board of Directors, Chicago Cubs
Chicago, Illinois

Wyatt G. Rockefeller

Director, Jericho Motion Pictures
London

Edwin R. “Rod” Rodriguez, Jr.

 

Managing Director-Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
New Orleans, Louisiana

Caren Rubin

Sacramento, California

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.

 

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Laurel, Mississippi

Philip G. Satre

Chairman, Wynn Resorts Ltd.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie, PhD

 

CEO, Geocent
Metairie, Louisiana

W. Gray Stream

President, Matilda Stream Management
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sharon Estill Taylor, PhD

 

Educator, Speaker, Author
Scottsdale, Arizona

André F. Villeneuve

Chairman, ICE Benchmark Administration
London

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

 

President, The Whitman Strategy Group
Oldwick, New Jersey

Governor Pete Wilson

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

President & CEO Emeritus

Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, PhD

The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Chairmen Emeriti

Herschel L. Abbott, Jr.

Richard C. Adkerson

Arthur Q. Davis

Lee H. Schlesinger

Robert E. Howson

MGen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.)

David R. Voelker

Trustees Emeriti

The Honorable Diana Bajoie

James L. Barksdale

Harold J. Bouillion

The Honorable Jacquelyn B. Clarkson

William M. Detweiler

Richard  L. Duchossois

Louis M. Freeman

Robert T. Hayes

John E. Kushner

John P. Laborde

T.G. “Teddy” Solomon

Frank B. Stewart, Jr.

Bruce N. Whitman

Honorary Members of the Board
Medal of Honor recipients

Col. Jack Jacobs, USA (Ret.)

MGEN James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.)