The Idea Village Announces New Board Members, Recent Hires

NEW ORLEANS – The Idea Village team is growing.

         Five new Board members include:

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• Steve "Sig" Greenebaum, Chief Marketing Officer of North American Festivals and Live Events at Live Nation

• Tara Carter Hernandez, President of JCH Development

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• Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer of JPMorgan Chase

• Michael J. Siegel, SIOR President and Director of Office Leasing at Corporate Realt

• Robbert Vorhoff, Managing Director of General Atlantic, to its Board of Directors

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         Greenebaum, Hernandez, Lemkau, Siegel, and Vorhoff join:


• Idea Village Board Chairman David Darragh, President and CEO of Reily Foods Company

• Vice-Chairman Ti Martin, Co-proprietor, Commander's Palace

• Margaret Beer, Marketing/ Director of Community Giving, IBERIABANK

• Michael Brown, Vice-Chairman and COO, IBERIABANK

• Kevin Clifford, CEO, American Funds

• Patrick Comer, CEO of Lucid

• Bill Hines, Managing Partner of Jones Walker

• Chris Laibe, Founder of StaffInsight

• Merritt Lane, President and CEO, Canal Barge Company, Inc.

• Amith Nagarajan, Co-founder of Abstraction Ventures

• John Payne, CEO, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company

• Wendell Pierce, Actor

• Tim Ryan, Consultant

• Warner Thomas, CEO of Ochsner Health System

• Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village

• Matthew Wisdom, CEO of TurboSquid, Inc.


         “I look forward to participating in the future of New Orleans’ entrepreneurial community and am humbled to join such a dynamic group of people who share a similar passion for all things New Orleans,” said new Board member Greenebaum.


         In an effort to scale New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and solidify New Orleans’ position as the hub of entrepreneurship in the South by 2018, The Idea Village has also hired 7 new staff members:


• Reba Joy Billips – NOEW Design Coordinator

• Molly Horton – Marketing Coordinator

• Stew Krane – NOEW Sales Manager

• Callista Michael-Rill – IDEA VILLAGEx Coordinator

• Kat Milligan – Development Coordinator

• Charlotte Piper – NOEW Manager of Strategic Partnerships

• Genevieve Tax – NOEW Marketing Manager


         Founded in 2000, The Idea Village is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to driving positive change in New Orleans through entrepreneurship.

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