The following people have been chosen for New Orleans Magazine's People To Watch 2013 list. Pick up the September issue of the magazine to read more about each honoree.


Christine Alexis

Owner, Culture Shock, LLC


William Pittman Andrews

Director, Ogden Museum of Southern Art


Ashlee Arceneaux

Owner and artist, Smallchalk 


Neil Barclay

Executive Director, Contemporary Arts Center 


Stirling Barrett

Owner and Founder, KREWE du optic 


Melissa Beese
Founder and Owner, Little Pnuts


Candace and Cassie Bienvenu

Co-owners and Buyers, Candy Apple


Jerry Bologna

Executive Director, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission


Brian Bordainick & Francisco “Paco” Robert

CEO and Chief Culinary Officer Dinner Lab


Billy Bosch

CEO and Co-Founder, Be Well Nutrition, Inc.


Becky Burt



Kim Cook

President and CEO, Arts Council of New Orleans


Joel Dinerstein

Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South; James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization; Associate Professor, Department of English; all at Tulane University


Kelly Fouchi & Gary Rucker

Artistic Directors, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts


Marguerite Green

Manager, Press St. Gardens, The NOCCA Institute


Pearce Grieshaber

Owner and Editor, Once Upon a Home; firefighter


Joel M. Hamilton

Vice President, Audubon Nature Institute; General Curator, Audubon Zoo


Lee Hamm, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine


Herreast J. Harrison

Founder and Program Director, Guardians Institute


CJ Hunt & Kyle June Williams

Stars and Creators, "Sunken City" web series


Lagniappe Brass Band

Mario Abney (trumpet), Joshua Brown (tuba), Roy Lancaster (trombone), Joshua Marotta (drums), Chet Overall (tenor sax, founder), Rob Walker (trombone) and James Williams (trumpet)


Ron Maestri

Head Baseball Coach, University of New Orleans


Morgan Molthrop

Founder, Owner, Tailored Tours New Orleans


Allan A. Pizzato

President and General Manager, WYES and YES Productions


Dana Reed

Director, Hope Stone Kids New Orleans


LaShawna Schofield

Executive Director, Raintree Childen & Family Services


Curry Smith

Executive Director, Young Leadership Council


Bruce Spizer

Lawyer and Beatles Author/Historian


Jackie Sumell

Artist, Activist and Creator, Herman's House project and film 


Joseph F. Toomy

Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans


Megan Victoria

Artist and Gemologist, Jupiter Lala