Graduates of Leadership Jefferson populate various civic, non-profit and governmental bodies: judgeship, parish president, board chairmen, board members, etc. Closing Retreat is a day-and-a-half long process that helps participants share their perspectives on what was learned during the monthly sessions, and to begin thinking about opportunities to improve life in Jefferson Parish. “Public Life” skills are learned throughout the year, and each participant then identifies issues they are most passionate about. The class is offered options for involvement in existing non-profit and civic organizations who are currently working in each area. The weekend concludes with a commitment from each participant to be more active in the community and to maintain the relationships formed during the program. The graduates are then sent out into the community to work with others throughout Jefferson Parish and the region.
Class of 2014 Leadership Jefferson Roster
Erin Perry – Ochsner Health System
Courtney Miller – Adams and Reese LLP
Rebecca McWilliams – East Jefferson General Hospital
Alfred Galindo – Entergy
Michael Stanfield – New Orleans Saints & New Orleans Pelicans
Michael Adcock – West Jefferson Medical Center
Rachel Shields – Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Millie Baudier – Cox Communications
Bill Simpkins – TRANE
Vince Gremillion – Restech Information Services, Inc.
Giselle Eastlack – Diaz, Inc.
Tom Oliver – Virtual Business Solutions, Inc.
Kelsey Scram – JEDCO (Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission)
Tom Gennaro – Peoples Health
Greg Booth, Jr. – Postlethwaite & Netterville
Grant Estrade – Wood Materials & Laughing Buddha Nursery
Tomas Maginnis – Postlethwaite & Netterville
Christopher Curry – Hilton New Orleans Airport
Jose Aponte – LaPorte CPAS & Business Advisors
Kwame Webster – Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy
Michael Beatty – Capital One
Gerry Cvitanovich – Jefferson Parish Coroner
Ron Wimprine – Atmos Energy
Brent Lawson – Daul Insurance