Board of Trustees at the opening of The Arsenal of Democracy gallery

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Officers 2017–2018

James A. Courter, Chairman of the Board

Vice Chairman, Genie Energy, Ltd.
Partner, Courter, Kobert & Cohen, P.A.
Sanibel, Florida

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.
Phoenix, Arizona

Suzanne T. Mestayer, Treasurer

Managing Principal, ThirtyNorth Investments
New Orleans, Louisiana

David Barksdale, Secretary

Principal, Alluvian Capital, LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

Stephen J. Watson, President & CEO

The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Board of Trustees 2017–2018

Herschel L. Abbott, Jr.

Special Counsel, Jones Walker Law Firm 
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dwight W. Anderson

 

Managing Partner, Ospraie Management LLC
New York, 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

Chairman, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Cincinnati, Ohio

Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger

 

Chairman & CEO, Bollinger Enterprises LLC
Houma, Louisiana

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

Henry L. Coaxum, Jr.

 

President, Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

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

John D. Georges

 

CEO, Georges Enterprises
New Orleans, Louisiana

William A. Goldring

Chairman, Sazerac Co.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thomas A. Gruber

 

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

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

C. Jeffrey Knittel

 

Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas
Herndon, Virginia

John E. Koerner III

President, Koerner Capital
New Orleans, Louisiana

H. Merritt Lane III

 

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

Alan M. Leventhal

Chairman and CEO, Beacon Capital Partners
Boston, Massachusetts, and New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert E. Smith Lupo

 

Managing Member, Lupo Enterprises LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Michael A. Morris

 

Owner and Publisher, Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta, Georgia

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Chairman, President & CEO, The Boeing Company
Chicago, Illinois

David Nierenberg

 

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

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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Robert L. Priddy

 

Senior Advisor, Comvest Partners
Las Vegas, Nevada

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 the 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

Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Springdale, Arkansas

Henry Swieca

 

Founder, Talpion Fund Management
New York, New York

Thomas H. Turner

Vice Chairman/President, Turner Industries Group
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Andre F. Villeneuve

 

Chairman, ICE Benchmark Administration
London, United Kingdom

Ted Weggeland

President, Raincross Hospitality Corporation
Riverside, California

Bruce N. Whitman

 

Chairman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International
New York, New York

Governor Christine T. Whitman

President, The Whitman Strategy Group
Oldwick, New Jersey

Governor Pete Wilson

 

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

Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, PhD, President & CEO Emeritus

The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Harold J. Bouillion

Trustee Emeritus
Metairie, Louisiana

Louis M. Freeman

 

Trustee Emeritus
New Orleans, Louisiana

Honorary Members of the Board
Medal of Honor recipients

MGEN James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.)

Col. Jack Jacobs, USA (Ret.)