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Malana Joseph Mitchell

  A public relations and brand strategist, Malana Joseph Mitchell is the vice president of public relations for Spears Group, a strategic communications, creative and PR firm. Mitchell develops high-level PR strategies and manages media relations for clients such as the…

Sandra Lindquist

    In the nine years Sandra Lindquist has been at the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, she has developed multiple community-wide events and organizations that benefit the region and seen the chamber’s membership grow from 500 members in 2011…

Anne Rolfes

    Anne Rolfes’ mission, as she sees it, is to provide a complete picture of Louisiana’s petrochemical industry. “I was born and raised in Lafayette, so I grew up surrounded by the jobs, the economic benefits the industry brings,”…

Cate Swinburn

    In 2015, 10 years into its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was facing a different kind of problem — far too many of the city’s youth (ages 16 to 24) were neither working nor in school. “We…

Emery Whalen

    A native New Orleanian, Emery Whalen began her work in the culinary world as a hostess at Restaurant August in 2010 and worked her way up in the Besh Restaurant Group. Three years ago, Whalen teamed with chef Brian…

Melissa Sawyer

    A native of Canada, Melissa Sawyer first came to New Orleans as a teacher with Teach for America. After leaving for a few years to earn a master’s degree in education at Harvard University with a focus on urban…

Julie Hoffman

    If New Orleans was a nail polish color, what color would it be? There’s obviously no way you could pick just one, which is why Native Nail Polish has been putting out about a dozen shades a year…

Allison Hoffman

    If New Orleans was a nail polish color, what color would it be? There’s obviously no way you could pick just one, which is why Native Nail Polish has been putting out about a dozen shades a year…