Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Officers 2020–2021

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 2020–2021

R. Ryan Adkerson

Investment Management Consultant, Crescent Capital Consulting
New Orleans, Louisiana

Clifford S. Asness


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

Norman R. Augustine

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

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

Michael S. Bylen


President, Golf Concepts, Inc.
Rochester Hills, Michigan

James S. Chanos

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

James H. Clement III


Infantry Officer, USMCR, Resources Manager
King Ranch, Inc., Kingsville, Texas

Kevin G. Clifford

Former CEO, American Funds Distributors
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 US
Boca Raton, Florida

Hunter G. Hill

New Orleans Market President, IBERIABANK
New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Markham R. McKnight


President & CEO, BXS Insurance
Baton Rouge, 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


CEO, Chairman of the Board, Latter & Blum, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael A. Morris

Owner & Publisher, Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta, Georgia

Dennis A. Muilenburg


Former President & CEO, The Boeing Company
Chicago, Illinois

David Nierenberg

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

Jane T. Olson


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

William M. Osborne III

Chairman, Riley Gear Corporation
Miami Beach, Florida

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
Las Vegas, Nevada

James J. Reiss, Jr.

Reiss Companies LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana

Todd Ricketts


Board of Directors, Chicago Cubs
Chicago, Illinois

Wyatt G. Rockefeller

Filmmaker & Investor, Jericho Motion Pictures, Ltd.

Edwin R. “Rod” Rodriguez, Jr.


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

Mark M. Rubin

President, Regional Properties, Inc.
Beverly Hills, 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

Peggy Higgins Sewell

Dallas, Texas

W. Gray Stream


President, Matilda Stream Management
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sharon Estill Taylor, PhD

Educator, Speaker, Author
Scottsdale, Arizona

Thomas H. Turner


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

André F. Villeneuve

Chairman, ICE Benchmark Administration \

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

New Orleans, Louisiana

Lee H. Schlessinger


New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert E. Howson

New Orleans, Louisiana

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


Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

David R. Voelker

New Orleans, Louisiana

Trustees Emeriti

The Honorable Diana Bajoie

New Orleans, Louisiana

James L. Barksdale


Ridgeland, Mississippi

Harold J. Bouillion

Houston, Texas

The Honorable Jacquelyn B. Clarkson


New Orleans, Louisiana

William M. Detweiler

New Orleans, Louisiana

Richard  L. Duchossois


Chicago, Illinois

Louis M. Freeman

New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert T. Hayes


San Antonio, Texas

John E. Kushner

New Orleans, Louisiana

John P. Laborde


New Orleans, Louisiana

T.G. “Teddy” Solomon

New Orleans, Louisiana

Frank B. Stewart, Jr.


New Orleans, Louisiana

Bruce N. Whitman

New York, New York

Honorary Members of the Board
Medal of Honor recipients

Col. Jack Jacobs, USA (Ret.)

MGEN James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.)