2022 National World War II Museum Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Officers 2022–2023

Ted Weggeland, Chairman of the Board

Founder, Raincross Corporate Group
Riverside, California

Suzanne T. Mestayer, Vice Chairwoman

Managing Principal, ThirtyNorth Investments
New Orleans, Louisiana

John D. Georges, Vice Chair

CEO, Georges Enterprises
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sonia A. Pérez, Vice Chair

President, AT&T Southeast States
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

John E. Koerner III, Immediate Past Chairman

President, Koerner Capital
New Orleans, Louisiana

John M. Hairston, Secretary

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

James E. Maurin, Treasurer

Founder and Past Chairman, Stirling Properties
Covington, Louisiana

Stephen J. Watson, President & CEO

The National WWII Museum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Board of Trustees 2022–2023

R. Ryan Adkerson

Vice President and Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST
New Orleans, Louisiana

Clifford S. Asness

 

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

Justin T. Augustine III

Regional Vice President, 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
Wellesley, Massachusetts

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

Hon. Louis E. Caldera

Former Secretary of the Army
Bethesda, Maryland

Kevin G. Clifford

 

Retired Chairman and CEO, 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

Vice Chair of Carnival Corporation & PLC
Miami, Florida / St. Louis, Missouri

Peter N. Foss

 

Sr. Commercial Leader, GE
Kiawah Island, South 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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fleur C. Harlan

 

New York, New York

Hunter G. Hill

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, First Horizon Bank
Memphis, Tennessee

C. Paul Hilliard

 

Chairman Emeritus, Badger Oil Corporation
Lafayette, Louisiana

LTG Charles W. Hooper, USA (Ret.)

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

C. Jeffrey Knittel

 

Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc.
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

Robert E. Smith Lupo

Managing Member, Lupo Enterprises, LLC
New Orleans, 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, Latter & Blum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael A. Morris

 

Owner & Publisher, Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta, Georgia

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, New Vista Capital
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, New World Symphony
Coral Gables, 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

Deanna Rodriguez

 

President & CEO, Entergy New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Caren Rubin

Executive Director, Mosaic Law Congregation
Sacramento, California

Philip G. Satre

 

Chairman, Wynn Resorts Ltd.
Reno, Nevada

Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie, PhD

President and Chief Science & Engineering Officer, Sev1Tech, LLC.
Metairie, Louisiana

Laura Stephens

 

VP Marketing & Communications, Stephens Inc.
New York, New York

W. Gray Stream

President, Matilda Stream Management
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sharon Estill Taylor, PhD

 

Educator, Speaker, Author
Scottsdale, Arizona

St. Denis “Sandy” Villere II

Partner & Portfolio Manager, Villere & Co.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

 

President, The Whitman Strategy Group
Oldwick, New Jersey

Governor Pete Wilson

Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting, LLC
Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey 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

Robert E. Howson

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

Lee H. Schlesinger

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.)

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