New Orleans Magazine Announces its 2012 People to Watch

Suresh K. Alahari
Fred G. Brazda Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Stanley Scott Cancer Center, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Benjamin Azevedo
Founder and CEO, New Orleans Bow Ties; Fourth year medical student, Tulane University

John Biguenet
Literature and Creative Writing Professor, Loyola University

Charles M. Brown
City Librarian and Executive Director, New Orleans Public Library

Cindy Chang
Special Projects Writer, The Times-Picayune, March 2011-July 2012
Staff Writer, The Times-Picayune, March 207-March 2011

James B. Cook
General Manager, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Larry Daniels
General Manager, Hyatt French Quarter

Colonel Bill Davis, USMC (ret.)
Commandant, New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy

Douriean Fletcher
Artist and Designer, Eklektik Ekhos
Teaching Artist, KidsmART

Peter J. Fos
President, University of New Orleans

Melissa Harris-Perry
Host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry”
Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project at Tulane University
Columnist for The Nation

Curtis "CJ" Johnson
Head Football Coach, Tulane University

Walter M. Kimbrough
President, Dillard University

Fred Luter Jr.
President, Southern Baptist Convention; Pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Derek Morel
Director of Athletics, University of New Orleans

Kim A. Moss
Executive Director, Project Lazarus

Todd P. Murphy
President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Lavonzell Nicholson
Co-founder and Owner, playNOLA Sports

Dr. Justin A Nystrom
Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University New Orleans

Jamie Peckenpaugh
Executive Director, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Alex Rawls
Guest editor, Oxford American’s 2012 Southern Music Issue

Tod A. Smith
President and General Manager, WWL-TV Inc. 

Monty Sullivan, Ed.D.
Chancellor, Delgado Community College

Susan M. Taylor
Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, New Orleans Museum of Art

William Terry
Owner and Soapmaster General, Bayousoap

Warner L. Thomas
CEO, Ochsner Health System

Red Vaughan Tremmel
Assistant Professor and Director of the Office for gender and Sexual Diversity, Tulane University
Film Director and Producer, Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

Wendy Vitter
Project Director, Exhibit of Blessed John Paul II, Archdiocese of New Orleans

Craig von Babylon
Founder, New Orleans Watch Company

Cassie Steck Worley
Chairman of the Board of Governors, Le Petit Thêatre du Vieux Carré
Drama teacher, Metairie Park Country Day School

Stephanie Young
Designer and Owner, Stephanie Young fashion label

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