New Orleans Magazine celebrates its Top Female Achievers of 2012
New Orleans Magazine presented its Top Female Achievers at a luncheon on Tuesday, July 17. The event in the Grand Ballroom at the W New Orleans honored 16 stellar women with champagne and delicious lunch.
Susan Larson, host of “The Reading Life,” former book editor of The Times-Picayune, vice president of literary programming for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and board member of the New Orleans Public Library, served as the event’s keynote speaker.
Top female achievers included: Anne Redd, civic volunteer and political consultant; Kathleen Calhoun Nettleton, president, publisher and co-owner of the Pelican Publishing Company; Haley Bittermann, corporate executive chef and director of operations of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group; Sister Camille Anne Campbell, president and principal of Mount Carmel Academy; Dr. Tlaloc Alferez, internist and infectious disease specialist; Johan Barrios, civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans; Diane Mack, announcer and producer at WWNO-FM; Nancy Degan, lawyer; Diane Boazman and Betty Landreaux, co-owners and directors of Home Care Solutions; Suzanne Perron, designer and author of Designing in Ivory and White; Rebecca Winchell, aneurysm survival activist; LouAnn Lofton, writer; Kay Morrison, owner of the Occasional Wife; Virginia P. Saussy, vice president of sale and operations at Sucré and creative director and chair of themes and floats for the Krewe of Muses; Kim Sport, attorney and community activist.
The W Hotel, Grow With Us florist and produce market, Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center sponsored the event. All proceeds from the event benefited Grace House.
Event at a Glance
What: New Orleans Magazine’s Top Female Achievers awards luncheon, benefiting Grace House
When: Tuesday, July 17
Where: The Grand Ballroom, W Hotel, New Orleans