Graceful Achievements

New Orleans Magazine fêtes its Top Female Achievers 2011

Becky Davy, Anne Springer, Kevin Gardere and Michelle Gaiennie, executive director of Grace House

Steven Hronek

New Orleans Magazine presented its annual Top Female Achievers at a luncheon on July 13. The event, which took place in the Grand Ballroom at the W New Orleans, toasted the magazine’s Top Female Achievers with champagne before enjoying a delectable lunch.

Cecile Tebo, Crisis Unit Commander of the New Orleans Police Department and a 2009 New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achiever, served as the event’s featured speaker. Top female achievers included: Katherine Andry Crosby, chairman of the board at Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank; Mamie Sterkx Gasperecz, executive director of Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses; Susan Hutson, New Orleans Independent Police Monitor; Jan Daniel Lancaster, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of New Orleans; Mary Landry, Rear Admiral and Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, recently retired; Astrid LaVenia, co-owner and creator of Méson 923;
Cherice Harrison-Nelson, educator and artist; Charmaine Neville, musician and activist; Julia Reed, journalist, author and chair of the board of trustees at Ogden Museum of Southern Art; and Rev. Phoebe Roaf, associate rector
at Trinity Episcopal Church.

All proceeds from the event benefitted Grace House.

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