Summit Schedule

Emerge Summit brings together hundreds of young professionals to engage with and learn from each other’s experiences. The Summit features an impressive line-up of speakers who will provide educational & thought provoking platforms on issues including leadership, professional development, and personal mission.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Charles Divins
Anchor, WDSU News

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Speakers

Kelly Williams Brown
Author

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Autumn Campbell
Financial Planning Resident, Upperline

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Kirk Coco
CEO, Nola Brewing Company

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Zachary Engel
Chef de Cuisine, Shaya

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Tommy Faucheux
Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader, The Dow Chemical Company

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Melissa Gibbs
Business Development & Small/Disadvantaged Contractor Outreach, Gibbs Construction

 Lelia Gowland
President of Gowland, LLC

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Michael Hecht
President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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Quinnie Jenkins
Regional Leader of Community Affairs & Grassroots at Southwest Airlines

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Kevin Lin
Chief Operating Officer, Twitch

Crystal McDonald
Founder + CEO, Acrew

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Jennifer Medbery
Founder, Kickboard

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Kristen Preau Moore
Owner, Jambalaya Girl by Cook Me Somethin' Mister

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Brandan “BMike” Odums
Visual Artist and Filmmaker

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Desiree Ontiveros
Founder, Badass Balloon Co.

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Christian Rhodes
Governmental Relations & Litigation, Roedel Parsons

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Amanda Shaw
Musician and Actor

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Dr. Rob Wilton
Lead Pastor, Vintage Church

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Jaime Wright
Co-Chair : Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans

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