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

Metalsmith

 

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