Board of Directors

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF), a nonprofit corporation, was created in 1988 to bring together sports minded people who devote a portion of their time, energy and financial support to the development of sports tourism and related industries in the Greater New Orleans area. GNOSF facilitates exchange among members of information, ideas and support necessary to attract and assist in the coordination and production of sports events in this area.

Board Membership
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which has general supervision of the business affairs and activities of GNOSF. Our Board is made up of business and community leaders, industry experts, professionals and other supporters of the organization. An Executive Committee is elected to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and its employees.

Board members contribute significantly to our success by serving on specific event committees and volunteering.

In 2001, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation created and is financially responsible for the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. In 2003, the GNOSF Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to have a Sports Foundation/New Orleans Bowl combined membership program and that each GNOSF board member must also have a membership in good standing.

The GNOSF membership includes a choice of three levels of financial support. The diversity in pricing offers support opportunities to all types of individuals and/or companies and includes annual benefits from both the Sports Foundation and the Bowl. If you have questions about the membership program please contact Tricia Lowe at 525-5678 or

How Can You Become a Board Member?
Although participation in the membership program does not require serving on the Board of Directors, many do. Board membership requires:
• Letter of nomination from a current board member
• Letter from proposed board member stating he/she would like to serve and is aware of financial obligations of membership
• A resume or bio from board nominee
• An annual commitment of paid membership as described above.

Our current Board Members include:

Razaa B. Ali Kelvin Gipson Keith Quick
Kenneth Auzenne Michael Green Kelly Rabalais
Arnold Baker Patsy Green Joseph Raspanti
Louis Ballero Brink Grush Dan Real
Kiki B. Barnes, Ph.D. Marlin N. Gusman Amy Reimer
Vicky Bayley David J. Guzan Jr. Nancy Reuther
Kevin M. Bennett Scott J. Habetz, MD Toni Rice
Mary Nell Bennett B.R. “Bambi” Hall The Honorable Cedric Richmond
Dwayne G. Bernal Alfred E. Harrell III John A. Rodriguez
David Bilbe Dan Hart Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. Ph. D.
Thomas K. Bond Harrison Henderson Ashton J. Ryan, Jr.
William W. Bopp Blake Heymann Mike Schline
Hyder Brewster William H. Hines Jon Michael Schulman
Leah Brown M. Diane Hollis Ray Seamon
Bill Bryan Jason Horn Sam Seemes
Tim Bryant James E. Hritz MPH JD Carl J. Servat III
James C. Buckley C. Michael Illanne David R. Sherman
Brad Burke Carter Jacquet Matthew A. Sherman
Ron Burnett Burzis Kanga Philip B. Sherman
Christopher M. Cali Edith “DeeDee” Lancaster Ronald Sholes
Stephen P. Cali Christopher Lee Gary B. Silbert
Harry E. Cantrell Jr. Marbury Little Renny Simno
The Honorable Thomas J. Capella Dwayne London Damon Singleton
Lawrence E. Chehardy Louis J. Lupin Robert G. Skinner
Meredith E. Chehardy Tom Lupo Cleveland Spears III
Jay Cicero Ron Maestri Gordon Stevens III
G. Read Coleman Tristan Manthey Don Stone
Patrick Cresson Ken Marroccoli Matthew Brooks Stone
Thomas Allain “Tac” Crosby Ryan D. Martiny Michael Storms
Melanie A. Crout Rod Mickler David F. Strawn
Evelyn Cruse-Blanchard Thomas J. Mitchell Adam M. Stumpf
Troy Dannen Zach Monroe Scott Sullivan, MD
Don Davidson Paul Monsour MD Jim Szeszycki
Charles DeLaune Ryan Monsour Roderic F. Teamer, Sr.
Patricia Denechaud Tony Montalbano Doug Thornton
Rick Dickson Sakari Morrison Roderick Thornton
Billy Douglass Ryan Mouledous Michael S. Todd
Richard B. Eason II Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller Brian S Trascher
Malcolm P. Ehrhardt The Honorable Edwin R. Murray Steven Trotter
Reginald English Glenn Newbauer Joe Tumminello
Terry Epton William Oliver Paul R. Valteau Jr.
Walter Eversmeyer MD Michael Palamone Paul Varisco
Patrick Fitzmorris Vincent Palumbo Darryl Ward
Kenneth T. Franz Mickey Parenton Kerry Watkins
Alan Freeman Richard C. Pavlick Errol Wilken
Andy Gaines David B. Payton Warner M Williams
Jaime Garza MD Dennis Pearse William E. Wolf
Lucien J. Gauff III Violet Peters Alan Zaunbrecher
Floyd Genova Gregory L. Phillips Kelly Trail Zea