Women of Influence 2019

Shelley Ferro

When Shelley Ferro, CFP®, EA founded Ferro Financial, LLC over a decade ago, financial firms working with clients in a fiduciary capacity was not common. Financial firms were known for a sales culture that focused on high commission, hidden fees,…

Rhonda Bagby

Balance is key to Rhonda Bagby, who leads Humana’s Louisiana employer-focused business, including group sales and distribution, customer retention, wellness strategies, and external relationship management. At sixteen, Bagby started working at a hospital and learning the business side of healthcare.…

LuAnn Pappas

With over 35 years of experience in the gaming industry, LuAnn Pappas is one of only two female casino Chief Executive Officers on the thriving Mississippi Gulf Coast. As CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, Pappas oversees a prized vacation…

Ingrid Rinck

Every day, Ingrid Rinck helps the local economy grow while shrinking waistlines across the country. What began out of a mother’s love to save her child is now the largest meal prep company in the country. Based in Greater New…

Tracie Myers

Being an entrepreneur and cultivating long-term satisfaction and success was always a part of Tracie Myers’ vision for herself, and today she lives that dream as Sales Manager/Broker for the Uptown Office of Gardner Realtors. “Real estate is one of…

Anna Tusa

Over the last few years, Anna Tusa has made a name for herself in the male-dominated New Orleans restaurant business, overseeing the daily operations of three New Orleans restaurants: Briquette, New Orleans Creole Cookery, and New Orleans Cajun Cookery. As…

Amy Bakay

Amy Bakay, SHRM-SCP, is a self-proclaimed “HR geek.” After a 20-year career in various Human Resources leadership roles, Bakay identified a need in the regional small-business market for tailored human resources solutions. In 2017, she founded HR NOLA, a New…