NOEW 2017 Speakers

Headliners

A varied lineup of seasoned thought leaders - these celebrated movers-and-shakers are all not to be missed.

Lisa Atia
Blavity
Lisa Chow
Gimlet Media | StartUp Podcast
Suzanne DiBianca
Salesforce
Brett Goldstein
Ekistic Ventures
Kelly Hoey
Build Your Dream Network
Adrien Lanusse
Netflix
Patrick Lee
Hobo Labs | Rotten Tomatoes
Leslie Miley
Venture for America | Slack
Manny Ruiz
Hispanicize Media Group
Bevy Smith
Dinner with Bevy

Speakers, Panelists & Special Guests

From innovators with a reputation for disruption to business gurus with hands-on advice, all who take the NOEW stage have one thing in common: they're locally relevant, globally significant influencers full of forward-thinking content to share.

Liz Cooke Lionheart Prints
Founder and Creative Director
Matt Armato Probably This
Co-Owner
Bill Arnold EYEMAGINE
President
Rick Babb Louisiana Funds
Managing Director
Paul Ballard WOW Cafe & Wingery, a subsidary of Ballard Brands LLC
Owner
Scott Ballard WOW Cafe & Wingery, a subsidiary of Ballard Brands LLC
Owner
Steven Ballard WOW Cafe & Wingery, a subsidiary of Ballard Brands LLC
Owner
Founder and Creative Director
Kyle Berner Feelgoodz Footwear
Founder
Reba Joy Billips Scout New Orleans, LLC
Art Director | Designer
Will Bishop Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Member
Patrick Bordnick Tulane University
Dean of the Tulane School of Social Work
David Bottner New Orleans Mission
CEO
Peter Boylan III WOW Cafe & Wingery, a subsidiary of Ballard Brands LLC
President
Amy Boyle Collins Gambel Communications
Vice President
Registered Investment Advisor
Operations Manager
Rhonda Broussard The Ochosi Group
Founder and Principal Consultant
Senior Vice President
Jabari Brown Grow Dat Youth Farm
Hive Coordinator
Haley Burns Fund 17
Founder and Executive Director
Sebrina Bush Hillard Insurance Design & Placement
President
Erin Butler U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans
Director
Sean Carrigan MobileQubes
CEO
Ben Castoriano Frilot Forward
Attorney
Andrea Chen Propellor
Executive Director
Meredith Cherney StayLocal
Program Manager
Kim Chestney The Creative Industries Network
Director of Creative Industries Acceleration
Max Ciolino The Ciolino Law Firm
Member
Beau Ciolino Probably This
Co-Owner
Kirk Coco NOLA Brewing/NOLA Distilling
CEO
CEO and Founder
Barrett Conrad CotingaSoft
Owner
Rebecca Conwell City of New Orleans
Senior Advisor to the Mayor
Elisa Cool The Narrative
Founder & CEO
Burnell Cotlon Galvez Grocery
Owner
Susan Cox LogoJET
President
Tom Cox Golfballs.com
Founder & CEO
Lowry Curley AxoSim
NEW ORLEANS CEO
Alvin David Recovery School District
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Brandon Davis Phelps Dunbar LLP
Partner
Brooke Davis Anderson Prospect New Orleans
Executive Director
Anthony Dazet @EatingNOLA
Founder
Emily Degan Saint Hugh
Founder & CEO
Jason Deibler Ace Hotel
General Manager
Rachel Diller Bridges Fund Management
Partner and Head of US Real Estate
Toni Dixon IBERIABANK
Branch Manager
Kirby Dixon A&E Networks / HISTORY
Publicity Manager
Steve Dumez Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Director of Design
Director of Business Intelligence
Marielle Dupre Windowsill Pies
New Orleans Co-Owner
Katy Dupre New Orleans Business Alliance
Manager, Economic Competitiveness
Andi Eaton Andi Eaton Creatives
Principal
Mike Eckert NO/LA Angel Network
Chairman
Michelle Edelman Peter Mayer Advertising
Chief Strategy Officer
Nicole Eiden Windowsill Pies
New Orleans Co-Owner
Bernardo Espinosa The Data Center
Research Analyst
Matthew Findley inXile Entertainment, Inc.
President
Everett Fineran Frilot Forward
Partner
New Orleans Senior Community Manager
Louis M. Freeman Jr. Innovation Catalyst
CEO
Betsie Gambel Gambel Communications
President
Lamar Gardere City of New Orleans, Information Technology and Innovation
Chief Information Officer
Mitchell Gaudet Studio Inferno
Artist & Entrepreneur
Michael Glenboski The Domain Companies
Development Associate
Chief Executive Officer
Lelia Gowland Gowland LLC
President
Joshua Grippo Radolo
CEO
Matthew Hales TurboSquid
VP of Immersive Technology
Joel Halpern Loaded For Bear
Partner/Head of Brand Strategy
Lesli Harris Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Member
Richard W. Hebert Alacrity Design
Founder
Jeff Hebert City of New Orleans
Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Hershey Eiffel Society
Director of Event Sales
Joe Holder The Ocho System
Founder
Elliot Hutchinson Zehnder Communications
Public Relations Manager
Jeff Januszek The 504 Agency
Founder
Dr. Tionna Jenkins Clinton Foundation
Senior Advisor of Equity with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)
Co-founder and CEO
Jonathan Johnson Rooted Schools
New Orleans CEO and Founder
Jenny Kassan Jenny Kassan Consulting
Owner
Kristopher Khalil New Orleans BioFund
Managing Director
Sunyoung Kim Chosen Diagnostics
New Orleans Founder
Wan Kim Smoothie King
CEO
Alan Kohorst Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans
VP of Social Enterprise
Ken Kraft Cox Business
Senior Vice President - Marketing & Sales Operations
Mike Krass MKG Marketing
CEO
Julie Kumari Drapkin iSeeChange at KVNF
Lead Producer
Zachary Kupperman Kupperman Companies
Founder and President
Rob Lalka Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship
Incoming Executive Director and Professor of the Practice
Katherine Lay Concord and Company
CEO
Andrew Legrand Spera Law Group, LLC
Owner
Eric Leininger PatentDive
Founder & CEO
Dennis Lomonaco Story Block Media
CEO, Chief Storyteller
Alessandra Madrid Babes & Beignets
Co-Founder
Principal Marketing Strategist
Vice President
Dan Marks Hancock Holding Company
Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Martin art + design new orleans
Publisher
Lauren Martin UberEATS
Marketing Manager for UberEATS
Magdalene McArthur Operation Spark
Instructor
Stephanie McGehee Grit Marketing
Director of Operations
Tom McGraw J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Senior Member
Ian McNulty The Advocate
Journalist
Alexandra Miller Asakura Robinson
Principle
Katie Milligan Arkansas Children's Hospital
Rural Outreach Coordinator
Stephanie Moody Scout New Orleans, LLC
Art Director | Designer
Eric Morgan Morgan & Co
Founder
Andreanecia Morris HousingNOLA & GNOHA
Executive Director, HousingNOLA & President, GNOHA
Judy Reese Morse City of New Orleans
Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives
Investor
Jeanne Nathan Creative Alliance of New Orleans
Executive Director
Lindsey Navarro LiftFund
Senior Business Development Officer
Angela O'Byrne Perez, APC
President & CEO
Americas Partnerships Manager
Senior Administrative Assistant
Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs and Network Navigation
Nicholas Pashos BioAesthetics
New Orleans Founder/CEO
Lianna Patch Punchline Conversion Copywriting, SNAP Copy
Owner
Richard Pavlick The Pavlick Firm
Founder
Sam Peake =if Financials
Founder
Founder and CEO
Mark Quinn Xavier University of Louisiana
Hilton Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Xavier University of Louisiana | Assistant Professor
Iris Ramirez Reese FUSION Multicultural Marketing & Communications
President & CEO
Chris Reade Lookfar
President
Steve Rice SR Communications
Founder, Consultant & Entrepreneur
Mike Ricks US Small Business Administration
District Director
Jenny Rigterink Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Attorney
John Ringhofer Microsoft
Technical Solutions Professional, Data Platform
Ting Ting Rivers trepwise
Advisor
Maggie Robert Babes & Beignets
Co-Founder
Remy Robert Cookbook Developer
Maggie Robert Babes & Beignets
Co-Founder
Co-Founder & CEO
Jimmy Roussel New Orleans Start Up Fund
President and CEO
Steven M. Rowley Cox Communications
Executive Vice President, Cox Business
Phil Rubin rDialogue
CEO & Founder
Shelby Russ AOS Interior Environments
President and CEO
Jade Brown Russell JD Russell Consulting, LLC
Principal
President & CEO
Dr. Korak Sarkar New Orleans BioInnovation Center
NEW ORLEANS Clinician-in-Residence
Melissa Sawyer Youth Empowerment Project
Co-founder & Executive Director
Matt Schwartz The Domain Companies
Co-Founder and Principal
Aaron Schwindt Operation Spark
Director of High School Programs
Will Scott Search Influence
Co-founder & CEO
Julia Sevin Tight Ship Design
Owner
Alon Shaya Domenica, Pizza Domenica, and Shaya
Executive Chef and Partner
Slade Simons Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co.
Executive Vice President
Christy Wallace Slater W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Program Officer
Aimee Smallwood Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
CEO
Conway Solomon Spectrum Interactive
Partner
Sam Mickal Solomon Bancroft Property Investments
Owner
Gary Solomon Jr. Solomon Group
President/Co-Founder
Gary Solomon Sr. Crescent Bank
Chairman and CEO
Cleveland Spears Spears Group
President and CEO
Sally Stevens Rhythm Conspiracy Productions, Inc.
Co-founder, Lead Organizer
Summer Suleiman The Distillery
Editor of The Distillery
Drew Sullivan Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Attorney
Nicole Swartz Sprout Law
Entrepreneur & Attorney
Warner Thomas Ochsner Health System
President and CEO
Nathan Thomas Clinton Foundation
Education Programs Associate
Director of Marketing
Ann Tuennerman Tales of the Cocktail
Founder and Executive Director
Keith Twitchell Committee for a Better New Orleans
President
Linda Usdin Linda Usdin
Founder and Director
Robbie Vitrano Good Spread | Innisfree
CEO
Aaron Walker Camelback Ventures
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO
Jennie Westerman Diemont Deep Fried Advertising
Owner & Creative Director
Robert M. Weylandt J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Managing Director and Wealth Advisor
Mallory Whitfield Miss Malaprop
Chief Creator of Awesome
Scott Whittaker Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Member
Kevin Wilkins trepwise
Founder & Managing Director
Ethel Williams Cocoa & Cream
Owner
Michael Williamson United Way Southeast Louisiana
CEO
Beau York Satchel
Founder & CEO
Commander Frank Young New Orleans Police Department
Commander of the Fifth District
Flynn Zaiger Online Optimism
Founder & CEO
Jay Zhao Walden Venture Capital
Partner

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