Steering Committee

Mr. James M. “Jay” Lapeyre, Jr.
President, Laitram LLC

Dr. Michael Cowan 
Founder, Common Good

Business Leadership

Mr. L. Lane Grigsby
Founder, Cajun Industries LLC

Mr. James E. “Jimmy” Maurin
Founder and Past Chairman, Stirling Properties LLC

Mr. David Kerstein
President & CEO, Helis Interests
Chairman, Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region

Mr. Charles L. Rice, Jr.
President and CEO, Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

Mr. John J. Finan, Jr.
President and CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.

Mr. Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger
Chairman and CEO, Bollinger Enterprises, LLC

Mr. William H. Fenstermaker
Chairman and CEO, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Clay M. Allen
Managing Partner, Allen & Gooch, A Law Corporation

Mr. Art E. Favre
President, Performance Contractors
Chairman, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

Mr. Guy T. Williams
President and CEO, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company

Mr. Frank X. Neuner, Jr.
Managing Partner, NeunerPate

Dr. Phillip A. Rozeman, MD
Co-Founder, Cardiovascular Consultants

Mr. Randy L. Ewing
Principal, Randy L. Ewing, LLC
Former President, Louisiana State Senate (District-35)

Mrs. Leslie Jacobs
Founder, Educate Now

Mr. Henry Coaxum
President, Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.

Coalition Partners

C100 Louisiana
Business roundtable in Louisiana dedicated to the state's long-term economic growth
Pelican Institute for Public Policy
The leading voice for free markets in Louisiana

Supporting Organizations

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good
Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region
Making the Greater New Orleans community and the State of Louisiana attractive places to live, work and invest
Helis Oil & Gas
Proud to have called Louisiana home for 80 years and believes in being an integral part of the fabric of the local communities
Baptist Community Ministries
A faith-based philanthropic organization
serving greater New Orleans
Promoting policies that keep the U.S. competitive in a global economy