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Lessons in Leadership

YLC raised funds to continue to serve young professional leaders through community service.

Executive Director Stephanie Powell, Board President Jermaine Smith and Role Models Jeffrey P. Hebert and Bill Hammack

Photographed by Gil Rubman

Celebrating the 31st annual “Role Model Awards Gala,” the Young Leadership Council hosted honored a selected class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the region.

The 2017 Role Model Award Recipients were: Joseph Pierre “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux; Amy Boyle Collins; Gabriel A. Feldman; Dr. L’Issa L. Gates; Bill Hammack; Jeffrey P. Hebert; Raymond “Ray” Jeandron Jr., CPA; Kay Kerrigan; Andrew “Andy” Kopplin; Bivian “Sonny” Lee III; Carol G. McCall; Leann Opotowsky Moses, Esq.; Alyson M. Mount, CPA; Todd P. Murphy; Terri B. North; Wesley J. Palmisano; Greg Reggio; Lee C. Reid, Esq.; Petrice Sams-Abiodun Ph.D.; Salvador A. Scaccia Pharm.D.; and Derrick Tabb.

Board President Jermaine Smith, Executive Director Stephanie Powell and Gala Co-Chair Caleb S. Roberts addressed the gala. Carolyn S. Buckley also served as Gala Co-Chair, and Mark Romig served as emcee.

1718 Catering provided a three-course menu. Following dinner, band Phat Hat provided musical entertainment.

More than 440 people were in attendance at the gala, which featured a silent auction with package prizes ranging from health and lifestyle gift cards and fitness memberships, a gentleman’s package with custom suits, a New Orleans sports package with autographed Pelicans and Saints gear and game tickets, limited edition artwork and a French Quarter culinary staycation.

Mystery Boxes were also available for purchase for those willing to take the leap.



Event at a Glance

What: 31st annual “Role Model Awards Gala,” benefiting the Young Leadership Council
When: Saturday, September 16
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans



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