• Goins Aaron, PLC of New Orleans


January 31 2015 | blog


New Orleans CityBusiness Newspaper marks its 35th anniversary in 2015, and its celebration will involve a special event and publication that will honor 35 “Driving Forces” of the New Orleans business scene. With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina also being marked this year, the criteria for selecting honorees examined their achievements since the storm.

The honorees and their company affiliations are:

Bill Aaron, Aaron & Gianna PLC

Charles Adams, Adams and Reese

Justin Augustine, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Arnold Baker, Baker Ready Mix

Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints/Pelicans

Daryl Berger, The Berger Co.

John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group

Rick Blount, Antoine’s Restaurant

Robert Boh, Boh Bros. Construction

Ralph Brennan, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

Daryl Byrd, Iberia Bank

Marc Eagan, Eagan Insurance Agency

Patti Ellish, St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Jeffrey Feil, The Feil Organization

Gregory Feirn, LCMC Health

Ken Flower, Woodward Design + Build

John Georges, Georges Enterprises

Larry Gibbs, Gibbs Construction

Russ Herman, Herman Herman & Katz

Bill Hines, Jones Walker

Pres Kabacoff, HRI Properties

Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans

Ray Manning, Manning Architects

Ti Martin, Commander’s Family of Restaurants

Robert Merrick, Latter & Blum

Gordon “Nick” Mueller, National World War II Museum

Chris Papamichael and Matthew Schwartz, The Domain Cos.

Stephen Perry, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Donald Rouse, Rouses Markets

Ashton Ryan, First NBC Bank

Marci Schramm, French Quarter Fest

Carol Solomon, Peoples Health

Jose Suquet, Pan American Life Insurance Group

Warner Thomas, Ochsner Health System

Tim Williamson, Idea Village

A special event will be held at 5 p.m. March 23 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Tickets can be purchased online.

The “Driving Forces” honorees will be profiled in the April 17 issue of New Orleans CityBusiness.

For event information, contact marilyn.miller@nopg.com or call 293-9201. 

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