Guest Speaker – David Blotnick, International Executives Association

By GNoEaRocks! | Published June 12th, 2018

David Blotnick joined Consult PR in mid-2015 as a CEO. He brings over 25 years of top-level managerial experience in business development, finance, leadership, and goal-setting to his team.

David is a member of the Executives Association of Palm Beach which is a member of the International Executives Association. He is on the Board of Directors & Technology Committee for the International Executives Association (IEA).

IEA has a long history of uniting business leaders, empowering professionals and fostering profitable relationships. The first Executives Association began in 1916 in San Francisco with the purpose of creating an elite business networking organization to share confidential business leads and information among member firms.

Guest Speaker – Amy Goll – “Medicare 101”

By GNoEaRocks! | Published May 24th, 2018


Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Amy Goll as our guest speaker. Her program focused on “Medcare 101”.

After a 15-year career in recruiting and human resources, Amy Goll had a major life change. At 39 years old, she and her husband became parents to twins. Because of this, Amy needed a more flexible career. This led Amy to Medicare Insurance sales. She is an independent agent working under Fussell & Goodyear Insurance Advisors. Amy received her BS and MA from Louisiana State University.


Guest Speaker – Stanton F. McNeely III, Ed. D, President of LAICU

By GNoEaRocks! | Published May 9th, 2018

Stanton F. McNeely III, Ed. D. is President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU). LAICU is a nonprofit association which represents Louisiana’s 10 regionally accredited nonprofit private colleges and universities: Centenary College, Dillard University, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Louisiana College, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Saint Joseph Seminary College, Tulane University, University of Holy Cross, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

Guest Speaker – Sarah Callais, Gillis, Ellis & Baker

By GNoEaRocks! | Published March 21st, 2018

Thank you to our Guest Speaker Sarah Callais, Safety & Loss Control Manager at Gillis, Ellis, and Baker for a wonder program on the ALICE Training Program.

Visitation at Messina’s The Terminal Lakefront Airport

By GNoEaRocks! | Published March 14th, 2018










Today we were pleased to hold a Visitation at Messina’s The Terminal Lakefront Airport and our speakers were Hank Tatje, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje and Parke McEnery, The McEnery Company.


Hank Tatje is Vice-President & Partner at Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc. For over 25 years, Hank has been active in real estate appraisal. He has worked on various types of properties, including single and multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, and vacant land as well as many special-purpose properties and consulting assignments. Hank, while having extensive expertise in and around New Orleans, has particular expertise in the River Parishes located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, including St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles parishes.

Parke McEnery is the Chief Operating Officer of The McEnery Company, and is a sponsoring real estate broker and lead project manager. Parke has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry and developed a unique working knowledge and understanding of nearly all real property classes, as well as a keen familiarity with a broad geography of markets. Having provided on-site real estate consulting services in all states fronting the Gulf of Mexico and New Mexico, he has proven the ability to quickly understand new market dynamics critical to delivery of necessary solutions to any real property assignment.

Guest Speaker – Peter Ricchiuti, A.B. Freeman School of Business

By GNoEaRocks! | Published January 24th, 2018

Peter Ricchiuti is the business professor you wish you had back in college.  His humor and insight have twice made him the school’s top professor.  Peter’s teaching delivery was recognized as “best on the planet” by Reimagine Education, besting competition from nearly 500 universities representing 43 countries.

Guests Speakers – Special Panel – Lower Mississippi Port Authorities

By GNoEaRocks! | Published December 13th, 2017



























Today GNOEA was proud to a special panel of Port Directors from the Lower Mississippi River.  Together Making the Largest Port Complex in all of the World.   These Port Directors informed us on how they work together for the betterment of Louisiana. 


Distinguished Guests:

Michelle Ganon

Vice President, Public Affairs, Port of New Orleans







Jay Hardman

Executive Director, Port of Greater Baton Rouge






Paul Aucoin

Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana






Sandy Sanders

Executive Director, Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District

Guest Speaker – Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation, Louis Armstrong NO International Airport

By GNoEaRocks! | Published November 9th, 2017

Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, will provide an overview of the vital role the Airport plays in the economy and global connectivity as well as discuss progress of the new world-class terminal complex set to open in February 2019.

With over 40 years of experience in various facets of the aviation industry, Dolliole applies advanced, innovative approaches to air service development, customer service initiatives, and construction project management. He is involved in many organizations that are dedicated to the advancement of aviation and related industries. He recently served on the Board of Directors for Airports Consultants Council and has also served on the Board of Directors for Airports Council International-North America.

Guest Speaker – Dr. John Nicklow, President of UNO

By GNoEaRocks! | Published September 13th, 2017

Dr. John Nicklow is the seventh leader in the history of the University of New Orleans. He was selected President by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors on March 16, 2016. Prior to his ascent to the presidency, he spent nine months as the University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Nicklow brings to the position nearly 18 years of higher education experience as a faculty member and administrator with extensive experience in research, enrollment management, student success initiatives, fundraising, campus-wide collaborations and academic program innovation.

Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications

By GNoEaRocks! | Published August 24th, 2017

Since 1994 clients have partnered with JB Communications to define their brands and reach their marketing goals. When contracting with JBC, businesses are assured to receive hands-on, cost-effective consultation from the principals, creative strategies, and unprecedented responsiveness.

JB Communications has a successful track record working with a number of industries on a retainer or project basis, including medical, financial, biotechnology, industrial, service-oriented, retail, professionals, real estate, special events, political, and hospitality.

We wish to thank Jacquie for her program!


Jacquie Bonano – Turn Your Brand Inside Out