Understanding Environmental Risk

GNOEA members attended an in-person breakfast meeting on October 19th with guest speaker Jesse Hoppes, a professional geologist and co-owner of Leaaf Environmental Services, an environmental consulting company.   Hoppes provided an extensive overview on how Leaaf mitigates environmental issues such as water pollution, air quality and soil contamination. Working with the Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Leaaf Environmental analyzes data to effectively communicate between the agencies and the client. They work with the private and government sectors to access the environmental impact of potentially hazardous activities.

Jesse’s presentation can be accessed in the meeting archives.

A special thanks to our gracious member and host – George Messina at Rooftop on Basin  

More about our speaker Jesse Hoppes bio



Kevin Pedeaux recommended that members reach out to some of the GNOEA business groups for participation or form a new group. He reviewed the list of open classifications that were provided to attendees. To view a list of open classifications click HERE.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at [email protected]

Thank You & Announcements

Invocation by Kevin Laborde, Cash Flow Resources

Re-qualification forms for 2022 – Please complete or note “no change” and return to Cathy Vienne by email.

Q4 dues invoices have been emailed. Electronic payment is preferred.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

October 26th  – Real Estate Update – Alison Barrios, Barrios Real Estate Group& Richard Juge, REMAX Commercial Broker – Rooftop on Basin

November 2nd – No Meeting

November 9th – Jason Stopa, Director – St. Bernard Economic Development – Rooftop on Basin

November 16th – Duaine Duffy, Benefit Analyst – Rooftop on Basin

November 23rd – Off – Happy Thanksgiving

November 30th – Off

December 9th – Christmas Party and GNOEA 50 Year Celebration – Tentative – The Crab Trap across parking lot from The Blue Crab Restaurant

December 14th – Philip Rebowe, CPA – Tax Update