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

Leigh Ann Bogran

LCMC Health

Bryan Hodnett


Todd C. James

Immediate Past Chair

NextGen Council

Tamara Agins

New Orleans Business Council

Ryan Allen

Landis Construction

Matthew Almon

Stone Pigman

Beau Black

Shell/Plaquemines Parish Council

Jacqueline Brettner

Brettner Cvitanovic

Matt Brichetto

Vintage Church

Barrett Conrad


Patrick Cresson


Scott Cunningham

Hancock Whitney

Ryan Daul

Daul Insurance

Josie Delaune


Ayame Dinkler

LCMC Health

Jimmy Dunn


Brian Egana

Circular Consulting

Marc Ehrhardt

The Ehrhardt Group

Jeff Good

Jones Walker

Brain Grubb

Law Offices of BDG

Adrian Guy

Dillard University

Mike Harowski

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Rachel Harris

30/90 Marketing

Caroline Hayes

AOS Interior Environments

Buddy Boe

River Parishes Tourist Commission

Mike Hill

Our Lady of the Lake

Kyle Wedberg

New Orleans Center for Creative Art

Robert Hopkins

Hancock Whitney

Josh Hudson

Simon Peragine

Nathan Hunter


Corey Jambon

Postlethwaite & Netterville

Kiel Johnson

Capital One Bank

Gavin Langston

Fidelity Bank

Gillis McCloskey

Quality Labor Mgt/ St. Bernard Council

Kate McCreary

Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship

Ralph Mahana

Windsor Court Hotel

Marina Manzanares

Metairie Bank

Laurie Martin

Knoll, Inc.

Matthew Martinec

City of Gretna

Paul Matthews

Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District

Eddie Maupin

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Jennifer Mitchell


James Moffett


Nicholas Moldaner


Chase Mullin


Benny Nguyen

Gulf Coast Bank

Chad Perrier

Universal Data

Victoria Adams Phipps


Carly Plotkin

Stirling Properties

Ernesto Posadas

Copa Airlines

Stephanie Powell


Christian Rhodes

Roedel Parsons

Troy Roussel


Rob Ruffino


Walker Saik

Ernst & Young

Jeffrey Serpas

GE Digital

Whit Slocum

Chaffe & Associates

Cleveland Spears

Spears Group

Jeremy Thibodeaux

Ericksen Krentel

Iam Tucker

ILSI Engineering

Jonathan Wilson

Liberty Bank

Wardlaw Witherspoon

International Matex Tank Terminals

NextGen Past Chair Emeritus

Alden Kellogg

Peoples Health

Tommy Faucheux


Will Hales

Robertson Capital

Brandon Nelson

Hancock Whitney

Melissa Gibbs

Gibbs Construction