2018 Executives of the Year

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CEO of the Year: Michael Hecht

When Biz New Orleans was preparing to launch its first issue in October 2014, Michael Hecht was a natural for the cover. His business,...

Chris Meaux

Chris Meaux won’t soon forget November 28, 2018, which he began by ringing the Nasdaq opening bell in New York, surrounded by Waitr colleagues. “It’s...

Gayle Benson

Through commemorative patches and helmet stickers featuring the initials and a silhouette of Tom Benson doing his signature Benson Boogie, the New Orleans Saints...

Ira Solomon

Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, one of the country’s fastest-growing business schools, welcomed 2018 with a bang: the opening of a $35 million...

Jerry Bologna

“I’m actually in a slight panic about what we’re going to do in 2019 as an encore,” said Jerry Bologna, president and CEO of...

Justin Dangel

Ready Responders and its mobile approach to healthcare have traveled a long way since winning New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s “Big Idea” competition in 2017....

Kevin Dolliole

In an airport that served approximately 12.8 million travelers in 2018, the impending opening of a brand-new terminal (scheduled for May 15) is big...

Lana Joseph

This month marks Lana Joseph’s third year of running her own business, and in that time, she has experienced a level of success that...

Lowry Curley

Lowry Curley was our cover feature back in August. At that point, on the heels of a $100,000 grand prize win at New Orleans...

Mark C. Romig

During the citywide year-long celebration of New Orleans’ Tricentennial, it would be possible to think just for a moment that Mark Romig had cloned...

Michael Sawaya

“A decade of delivery.” That’s what Michael Sawaya promised when he took the helm of New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in February...

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