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2024 Speakers

Bob Bergeron

Bob Bergeron

Crescent Title

Principal in Crescent Title and the law firm of Bergeron, Douglass, Frosch and Mack, Bob Bergeron is in his 20th year of managing residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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KC Conway

KC Conway

Redshoe Economics

Economist and Futurist Kiernan “KC” Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI is the mind trust behind Red Shoe Economics, LLC, an independent economic forecasting and consulting firm.

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Jessica Lautz

Jessica Lautz

National Association of REALTORS®

Dr. Jessica Lautz is Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Allison Plyer

Allison Plyer

The Data Center of SE Louisiana

Dr. Allison Plyer is the Chief Demographer for the Data Center of SE Louisiana.

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Jerry Bologna

Jerry Bologna

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Company (JEDCO)

Jerry Bologna serves as President & CEO of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO).

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James Cook

James Cook

JLL

James Cook is the Senior Director, Americas Retail Research at JLL.

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Walt Leger

Walt Leger

New Orleans & Company

Walt Leger is the President and CEO of New Orleans & Company, the official destination sales and marketing organization for New Orleans.

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Tim Temple

Tim Temple

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance

Tim Temple was elected as Commissioner of Insurance in 2023.

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Jay Cicero

Jay Cicero

Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation

As the President/CEO of the Sports Foundation, Jay has served in numerous senior leadership roles.

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Louis David

Louis David

New Orleans Business Alliance

Louis David is the President and CEO for New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). In this role, Louis is focused on highlighting opportunities for business and economic growth.

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Chris Massingill

Chris Massingill

St. Tammany Corporation

Chris Masingill has led the St. Tammany Corporation as Chief Executive Officer since July 2018, where he launched a newly established economic development organization...

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Gary Wagner

Gary Wagner

University of Louisiana Lafayettte

Dr. Gary Wagner is an economic researcher and advisor with interests ranging from regional economics to state and local public finance issues.

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