The Young Leadership Council Honors 25 Role Models

Rebecca Thomas, Miles Thomas, Dr. Wade Van Sice and Deborah York

Photographed by Laura Rockett

Each year, a committee of members of the Young Leadership Council Board of Directors and “Role Models” from previous years selects 25 individuals to honor at their annual “Role Model Awards Gala.”  
This year, approximately 600 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in the Empire Ballroom to celebrate the event’s 27th year. Gala chair Serina Phoenix orchestrated the organization’s main fundraiser of the year. Ti Martin served as Master of Ceremonies. During the evening’s program, the 2013 YLC Role Models were gifted inscribed awards and were highlighted with a video presentation. Centerpieces were provided by Perfect Presentations, LLC, and guests enjoyed the performance by Louisiana Spice, who provided entertainment throughout the night.
This year’s 25 honorees included: Charlotte Bollinger, Marsha A. Boudy, the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, John M. Duck, Ben Hales, Juli Miller Hart, Paul Hoolahan, Janet R. Howard, Gary LaGrange, John Landrum, Patricia LeBlanc, Marty Mayer, Peggy Mendoza, Virginia Miller, Kenneth Polite, Ann Rabin, Dottie Reese, Stephen Romig, Stephen Rosenthal, G. Albert Ruesga, Ph.D.; Yaye Sarr, D.D.S.; Chris Schultz, Pamela Senatore, Ann Tuennerman and Warner Williams.
Guests also took home memorable photos from the photo booth provided by Canopy Photo and silent auction items such a stay at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans and a Mignon Faget necklace.


Event at a Glance

What: “YLC Role Model Awards Gala,” benefiting the Young Leadership Council
When: Saturday, August 10
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel

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