NextGen Council

The NextGen Council is an initiative of GNO, Inc. designed to introduce new leadership into the organization, with the intent of 1) benefitting from the energy and ideas of emerging regional leaders; 2) developing future Board members for GNO, Inc.; and 3) developing leaders for the region, generally.

The NGC is composed of approximately 55 of the “next generation” of business and community leaders in the New Orleans region. Members serve a two-year term. New NGC members are nominated annually, and approved by the GNO, Inc. Board.

Young Professional Organizations in Greater New Orleans

The NextGen Council is one of numerous organizations for Young Professionals in the region. To see a full list of these groups and a calendar of events, click here.

NextGen Council Officers

Todd C. James

Mathes Brierre Architects

Leigh Ann Bogran

NOLA Media Group

Alden Kellogg

Immediate Past Chair
Peoples Health

NextGen Council

Matthew Almon

Stone Pigman

Charles Barclay

Stirling Properties

Josh Bentley

CORE Construction

Beau Black

Shell/Plaquemines Parish Council

Buddy Boe

River Parishes Tourist Commission

Jacqueline Brettner

Carver Darden

Matt Brichetto

Vintage Church

Leah Brown


Barrett Conrad


Scott Cunningham

Hancock Whitney

Lydia Cutrer

The Finance Authority of New Orleans

Ryan Daul

Daul Insurance

Ayame Dinkler

LCMC Health

Marc Ehrhardt

The Ehrhardt Group

Dan Forman

Dependency Pain Treatment Centers

Kelisha Garrett

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber

Jeff Good

Jones Walker

Brain Grubb

Sullivan Stolier Schulze & Grubb

Adrian Guy

Dillard University

Mike Harowski

Fowler Rodriguez

Rachel Harris

30/90 Marketing

Caroline Hayes


Mike Hill


Bryan Hodnett


Robert Hopkins

Hancock Whitney

Nathan Hunter


Corey Jambon

Postlethwaite & Netterville

Gavin Langston

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Brittany Major

Enhanced Capital

Matthew Martinec

City of Gretna

Paul Matthews

Port of Plaquemines

Jennifer Mitchell


James Moffett

Adams & Reese

Nicholas Moldaner


Chase Mullin

Mullin Landscape

Chad Perrier

Universal Data

Ernesto Posadas

Copa Airlines

Reeves Price

Winter Circle Productions

Courtney Richard

Anchor 36

Christian Rhodes

Roedel Parsons

Troy Roussel


Michael Ruffin


Rob Ruffino


Walker Saik

Ernst & Young

Jeffrey Serpas

GE Digital

Whit Slocum

Chaffe & Associates

Cleveland Spears

Spears Group

Iam Tucker

ILSI Engineering

Kyle Wedberg

New Orleans Center for Creative Art

Jonathan Wilson

Liberty Bank

Wardlaw Witherspoon

International Matex Tank Terminals

NextGen Past Chair Emeritus

Tommy Faucheux

Chairman of the Board
The Dow Chemical Company

Brandon Nelson

Hancock Whitney Bank

Melissa Gibbs

Gibbs Construction

Will Hales

Robertson Capital