“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
In her second consecutive year on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of New Orleans, April Fournier Scott has assumed the Treasurer role. She is responsible for ensuring that JLNO’s finances are in order and that money is spent in a prudent manner. Her expertise in financial processes allows her to make recommendations to the Board on fiscal planning, accounting policies, and sound governance, and then assists in their implementation. By collaborating with other Board members, other Treasurers that directly serve the individual Councils, and JLNO staff, April effectively manages all of the financial affairs of the organization, from generating revenue through Bloomin’ Deal and JLNO’s other fundraisers, to overseeing responsible spending practices for JLNO’s operations and community projects.
April furthered her commitment to New Orleans as a lifelong resident of New Orleans and active community volunteer when she joined JLNO in 2010. She has focused her efforts on community projects like Upward Bound and Judgment Call and serving multiple councils as their treasurer, approving expenses and monitoring budgets. Her favorite placement was working with Upward Bound, an academic program whose primary mission is to help prepare underserved high school students for post-secondary education. Through this program, she was able to see New Orleans teens at their best instead of always at their worst as they are portrayed in the media.
Gaining professional experience from previous employers Shell Oil and Audubon Nature Institute, April now works as the Lead Risk Analyst for Entergy where she oversees several insurance coverages, collaborates with Entergy’s legal team, outside attorneys, and other Entergy staff on insurance claims and works with several states to ensure that Entergy is in compliance with workers’ compensation laws. April is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of PINK House Inc., a personal development academy for young women, ages 15 to 18. PINK House promotes self-appreciation, social responsibility, effective communication and leadership to help young women achieve the mental and social development necessary to excel in today’s society. April graduated high school from St. Mary’s Academy and received an accounting degree from Dillard University.
April lives in Gentilly with her husband Cedric, who owns and manages a brand strategy and marketing firm, and their two children Genesis Julia (11) and Christen Jade (8), who both attend Academy of the Sacred Heart. Her daughters inspire her because April is their first role model and she needs to be the woman that she wants them to be.