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James Martin

Education: Tulane University (MBA), University of Plymouth (BS) Hidden Gem: Nomiya on Magazine for their awesome Kuro On the Horizon: Our technology footprint at Avondale is...

Evan Holmes

Education: Ohio University (BA, MBA, MSA) Hidden Gem: Deutsches Haus Advice: Always give credit to, and advocate for, your people. Oh, and learn how to use...

Scott Whittaker

Education: Tulane University (JD, BA) Go-to Restaurant: The Steak Knife. My wife Wendy and I have been going since we were dating back in high...

Pat Gallagher

Education: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Nonprofit Causes: The Humane Society and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Who’d Play You in a Movie? Danny McBride Fave Jazz...

Aimee Brown

“I love creating relationships with chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers,” she said. “Supporting their brands and mission is a huge passion of mine and I...

Kelisha Garrett

Education: University of Phoenix (MBA) What’s your favorite New Orleans restaurant? Clesi’s What’s your favorite festival? Jazz Festival What’s your favorite “hidden gem” bar, restaurant, or business?...
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Marv Ammari

Did you know? In 1989, Marv Ammari began his hospitality career by taking over a daiquiri shop in St. Bernard Parish. With help from his...

Monique Doucette

Did you know? In 2009, Doucette co-founded the local office of a labor and employment law firm that now includes more than 1,000 attorneys and...

Todd McDonald

Education: Northwestern University (MBA), Morehouse College (BA) Best Fest: Jazz Fest Hidden Gem: Barrel Proof On the Horizon: Our 50th anniversary! Advice: Always ask yourself, if you won...

Mayra Piñeda

Did you know? Piñeda is a local businesswoman who has earned accolades for her efforts to support the Hispanic business community and increase trade between...

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