“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky
In her second consecutive year on the Board of Directors, Nene Glenn Gianfala will be serving as Treasurer for the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO). She will oversee the financial affairs of the organization, reviewing and approving the League’s operating budget by using the insight and expertise gained through her 14 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance and business valuations at Chaffe & Associates, and currently as a Shareholder and Vice President of the Valuation Advisory group. She offers her clients a myriad of services, which include intellectual property and intangible asset valuations, as well as business valuation for both public and private companies. Her goal for this year as Treasurer is to get a budget in place to ensure smooth transitions back to in-person events that will enable the League to reach fundraising goals.
Since joining JLNO in 2014, Nene has served as Community Council Treasurer, Ways & Means Council Treasurer, Women’s Leadership Summit Production Vice-Chair and Assistant Treasurer. Her favorite aspect of the League is forging bonds with like-minded women by volunteering in the community, from sorting diapers together at the Diaper Bank to sorting food on an assembly line at Second Harvest. Having had the privilege of knowing and working for several amazing women, Nene considers the women in her life as her greatest inspiration. “From my mother, who was the one that instilled in me the desire to volunteer and give back to the community, to my career mentors, who have taught me the importance of having a strong work ethic.”
Originally from Texas, Nene got her GED at a young age and received her Associate Degree from Houston Community College. She also earned a BSM in Accounting and Finance from Tulane University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and an MBA from University of New Orleans with a concentration in Finance. Nene also volunteers and proudly sits on two other boards: the Foundation for the Women’s Energy Network (“FWEN”) and the LASPCA. “One really does have the capability to make an impact in their community.”
When not working, volunteering or chasing her daughter, Nene (3), she and her husband, Jonathan, enjoy walking around their Harahan neighborhood with their two corgis in tow. She also enjoys reading and watching movies.