Lee Zurik, News Anchor – Fox 8

GNOEA met via Zoom on Tuesday October 27, 2020 for organization updates and to hear from Lee Zurik, Fox 8 News Anchor and Reporter. Lee leads Gray Television’s National Investigative Team and also works as an Evening News Anchor and Chief Investigative Reporter at Gray’s New Orleans television station. Lee has been honored with journalism’s top honors including two George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I. duPont Silver Batons, nine National Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal. Lee is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Lee shared information on what he considers his most memorable investigative reporting focusing mostly on corruption involving government funded non-profit organizations.

Recording and presentation will be in meeting archives

Membership News

Jacquie Bonano announced having recently been accepted as a CASA advocate.

Potential Members

Attended Meeting (Meeting #2)
Cynthia L. Widlitze, Owner / Sales Coach
Adduco Consulting
Guest of: Lola Lass, Adeeta Staffing

Not in Attendance
Jesse Hoppes, P. G. Professional Geologist/Member and co-owner
Leaaf Environmental, LLC
Referred by:  John Zollinger, Home Bank

New Member Recruitment: If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Julie Couret at [email protected]

A list of open classifications can be found here.

Bylaw Amendments

An email will be sent to members listing two bylaw amendments that were approved by the board and now must go before the membership for approval: 1) an inclusion statement recommended by IEA and reviewed by GNOEA’s Labor Attorney Tim Scott; 2) and to remove the executive directors role as check signer on the account since not a GNOEA employee. There will be an open discussion period prior to the November 10th board meeting (immediately following the general meeting) and a voting ballot will be sent by email.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

November 3 – Amy Glovinsky, Bureau of Government Research
November 10 – TBA,  Amendment Discussion, Board Meeting
November 17 – Stephen Watson, WWII Musuem

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Please contact Brien Lundin, President-Elect / Programs Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.