“Don’t dull your sparkle.”
– Melissa Eversmeyer
As the organization’s President, Christine Vinson leads the 2019-2020 League year for the Junior League of New Orleans. She provides responsible effective guidance for the Board of Directors and JLNO staff. She will preside over meetings of the Board, Joint Council and General Membership while also serving as the organization’s official spokesperson. Dedicated to assisting the Board in establishing goals for the upcoming year, Christine is excited about the League’s future. She hopes to continue the diligence of the women who came before her, honor the foundation they have laid and keep the membership on that track.
Christine has spent the past nine years primarily volunteering with the JLNO’s premier fundraising endeavors. She has served on several committees including Kitchen Tour, Bloomin’ Deals, Bridal Boutique and Touch a Truck. She was JLNO’s Ways and Means Council Director from 2016-2017. Before becoming President-Elect, she chaired JLNO’s Covenant House partnership, which provides at-risk youth with meaningful experiences, making them feel valued and hopeful. Christine initially joined to volunteer and give back to the community in which she lives. She’s learned patience and how to be a more thoughtful leader. She appreciates seeing the Junior League evolve, assisting women to become better community leaders and making a significant impact on the Greater New Orleans area.
Christine is President and third-generation owner of Vinson Guard Service, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned security companies in the Southeast United States. VINSON has earned the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certification, the gold standard of women-owned businesses. With branch offices located in six states, Christine believes success comes by providing employees with both benefits and training to ensure they provide exceptional service. Understanding that crime is a significant challenge for Metropolitan New Orleans, Christine has volunteered her time as board member for Crimestoppers and is serving as their 2019 Chair. She received their James J. Coleman, Sr. Corporate Partner Award in 2017, which honors recipients who embrace the Crimestoppers program, demonstrating countless examples of philanthropic work in our community. In 2015, she was also named one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, and she was honored as one of the Top Female Achievers of 2019 by New Orleans Magazine.
Christine’s favorite aspect of living in New Orleans is the people, food, festivals and sense of community.
Christine resides in the Maple Ridge Park neighborhood in Metairie and is a proud LSU graduate. She enjoys traveling, attending the area’s numerous festivals and spending time with family and her fur babies, Winnie and Mungo. Her travels once took her to California, where she swam across the San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz. She’s even visited 42 countries! She is most inspired by the women of Junior League. In her words, “To see so many women come together and work productively toward common goals is inspiring, and women coming together with a common voice is empowering.”