A New Kind of Diversity, Building Bridges of Influence Between Generations

Angela Verdin, President of Complete Logistical Services

Thanks to member George Messina for catering this week’s networking event at Rooftop on Basin.

Long time GNOEA member, Angela Verdin, presented information on diversity workforce culture. With five generations currently in the workforce, each generation has their own communication style. From the builder’s generation born between 1929 – 1945, to the loyal and respectful baby boomers, Gen X to Gen Z, the entrepreneurial and digital generations, its important to learn how to communicate with each respectfully and understand how to react with these differences. How can we connect? By listening, having respect for others who are not like you and to learn from one another. The Department of Labor Force projects that the 2025 workforce could potentially include six generations in the workplace.

View the slide presentation in the archives. Verdin’s contact information is provided below.





New member John Marshall was introduced.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano, membership chair at membership@gnoea.com.

Thank You & Announcements

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist, thanked David Raymond, Clean Fleet, for sending business to him.

Kenny Knobloch, HELP! AC thanked Paul Cosma and Brien Lundin for their business.

Brien Lundin, reminded all of his upcoming conference and offered free registration to GNOEA members.

David Raymond, Clean Fleet, reminded everyone of Clean Fleet’s Boo-levard of Dreams fundraiser to help a deserving family. The event will be held on October 26th and the vehicle giveaway will be held on December 22nd. Details will be emailed to GNOEA members. Click here for the announcement

Lola Lass, Adeeta Staffing, thanked Justin Farrae, Crescent Payroll for his business.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • October 31st – Julie Achee, Disabilities in the Workplace
  • November 7th – No meeting
  • November 14th – Larry Collins, Executive Director International Commerce – Louisiana Economic Development
  • November 21st – Thanksgiving

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar. Speaker suggestions: contact Program Chairman, Chad Perrier cperrier@udi.com.