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Assistant Secretary Jim Hutchinson
Louisiana Office of Tourism
Jim Hutchinson was appointed to the position of Assistant Secretary of the LA Office of Tourism on June 1, 2009 by the Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism…
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Prospect New Orleans
George Rodrigue was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country. For more than forty years, his work has remained rooted in the familiar milieu of home.
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Lieutenant General (Retired) Russel Honoré
Chairman, Louisiana Bicentennial Commission
General Honoré is a native of Lakeland, Louisiana. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture upon graduation from Southern University and A&M College in 1971. Full Biography
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Executive Chef John Besh
Besh Restaurant Group
Dickie Brennan & Company
As a member of the famed New Orleans restaurant family, Dickie Brennan has spent his life in the hospitality field. His first taste of the industry began at Commander’s Palace under legendary chef Paul Prudhomme.
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The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
Chef Frank Brigtsen
Frank Brigtsen is at the forefront of a new generation of New Orleans chefs who are revitalizing Creole/Acadian cooking. Co-owner of Brigtsen's Restaurant with his wife, Marna...
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Healthy Recipe Cookbook Author
Holly Clegg, the "Queen of Quick," is author of the trim&TERRIFIC cookbook series including a diabetic cookbook with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and KIDS COOKING for Mommies.
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Ragin Cajun Cafe, Hermosa Beach, CA
The Louisiana Restaurant Association
“The mission of the Louisiana Restaurant Association is to enhance and ensure the growth and development of the foodservice industry in Louisiana by working together as an industry to improve the political, economic...
Contact Jim Funk
Located in the heart of French Louisiana, Prejean's Restaurant captures the hearts of all who visit. A delight to all “six” senses, Prejean’s Restaurant satisfies diners with some of the best cuisine available in the south. In a culture famous for delicious flavors, Prejean’s leads the way.
Contact Bob Guilbeau
Chef Donald Link
Herbsaint and Cochon
Chef Duke LoCicero
In his 19 years at Cafe' Giovanni, Owner and Chef Duke LoCicero has been bringing worldwide attention to New Orleans Cuisine. Born and raised in New Orleans...
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Chef Paul Prudhomme
K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen®
Chef Paul Prudhomme has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes.
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Papa Roux Indianapolis, Indiana
A native of New Orleans East, Papa Roux is a graduate of Marion Abramson Senior High School and the brother of Middendorf’s Seafood Restaurant, Akers, LA, pastry chef Michael Bouvier and New Orleans...
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Richard “Dickie” Landry
Born and raised in Cecilia, Louisiana, Richard “Dickie” Landry began singing Gregorian chants at Latin mass services at the age of six, and by age ten, he had picked up his instrument of choice...
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For nearly 30 years, Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco music...
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AmeriPure is a oyster processing company, based in Franklin, Louisiana, is one of America’s largest suppliers of half-shell Gulf oysters to grocery store chains and restaurants across America...
Contact Pat Fahey
Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association
The Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association (LCFA) strives to be the primary resource, advocate and proponent for the crawfish industry. It is a state-wide, private-sector...
Contact Davis Savoy
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
Motivatit Seafoods, Inc. - www.HorizonRelief.org
Kevin Voison, an eighth generation oyster-man who has witnessed the way day laborers and other essential employees who literally do the dirty work of seafood processing continually fall...
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Motivatit Seafoods, Inc.
Coastal Accommodations, Attractions and Restaurants
The German-American Culture Center
p. 504.433.5924 / 504.931.3616
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Just 40 minutes south of New Orleans, Woodland Plantation and Spirits Hall offer outstanding service and cuisine in a unique setting rich in history, culture and natural beauty.
Contact Foster Creppel
Baton Rouge Zoo
Black Velvet Oyster Bar and Grill
Located in Buras, Louisiana, the Black Velvet Oyster Bar and Grill serves fresh Louisiana seafood daily. The restaurant has been affected by the BP oil spill...
Contact Byron Marinovich
Lighthouse Lodge & Villas
Venice is called by many, the finest fishing destination in the United States. And their guests appreciate that since 1998, Lighthouse Lodge Motel is one of the best place to stay.
Contact Joan Stromeyer
Ann R. Tuennerman
Tales of Cocktail Founder
Tales of the Cocktail is what happens when a love for well-crafted cocktails and the city of New Orleans meet a relentless entrepreneurial spirit. That is Ann Tuennerman.
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Sport Fishing and Charter Tours
Captain Daryl Carpenter
Louisiana Charter Boat Association
Capt’n Sammie Faulk
Gotta Go Charters, Lake Calcasieu
Captain Bill Lake
Bayou Guide Service, Houma
Tom Moorman, Ph.D.
Ducks Unlimited Southern Region, Director of Conservation Planning, Head of DU's Gulf Coast Response Team
Business and Economic Development
Global Green Director of New Orleans Resource Center & Office
Coastal Environmental and Political Issues
Dr. Ed Chervenak
University of New Orleans professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Inc.
In May of 1990, private citizens representing fisheries, business, industry, tourism, agriculture, and environmental conservation came together to form the Gulf of Mexico Foundation...
Contact Quenton Dokken, Ph.D.
Dr. Ioannis Georgiou
University of New Orleans Director of Coastal and Environmental Hydrodynamics Lab
Dr. John Kiefer
University of New Orleans professor of Political Science
Dr. Mark Kulp
University of New Orleans Coastal Geologist
Dr. Bhaskar Kura
University of New Orleans Environmental Engineer
Dr. Shirley Laska
University of New Orleans professor of Sociology
Dr. John Lopez, Ph. D
Coastal Sustainability, Program Director, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Save Our Coast
Dr. Ivan Miestchovich
Professor of Finance and Director Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research
Women of the Storm
Women of the Storm has harnessed the latest in social media techniques as it seeks to capture hundreds of thousands of e-signatures that its members will take to Congress...
Contact Anne Milling
Dr. Marty O'Connell
Expert from the University of New Orleans
Executive Director of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Steven Peyronnin is the Executive Director for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization focusing on coastal policy and public affairs ...
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Dr. Denise Reed
University of New Orleans Coastal Ecologist and Interim Director of Pontchartrain Center for Environmental Sciences
Robert A. Thomas
Ph.D., Center for Environmental Communication, Loyola University New Orleans
Robert A. Thomas is the director of the Center for Environmental Communications at Loyola. He served three years as the interim director of the School of Mass Communication.
Contact Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D.
Operations Manager-Coastal Education and Research Facility (CERF)
Dr. Elizabeth "Birdie" Shirtcliff
University of New Orleans professor of Psychology
Dr. Tom Soniat
University of New Orleans Biologist
Dr. Matt Tarr
University of New Orleans Chair of Chemistry Department
Robert R. Twilley, Ph.D
LSU Director and Professor
Dr. John Williams
Director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration