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Kim Carver is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Human Resources for Gulf Coast Bank in New Orleans. In his role on the bank's executive management team, he oversees all employee relations issues and represents the bank with elected officials at the federal, state & local areas. Previous to his work for the bank, Mr. Carver was an elections & campaign consultant with GCR & Associates and an engineer with Siemens.
In addition to his work with the bank, Mr. Carver is active in a number of social, civic and political organizations. He was appointed to the board of directors of the Louisiana Lottery Corporation by Governor Bobby Jindal in 2009 and is currently serving as Chairman. He also serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation, and was previously appointed to the Louisiana Tourism Development Corporation. Carver was appointed by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to the Board of Zoning & Adjustments, by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister to the St. Tammany Parish Performing Arts Center Blue Ribbon Commission and by Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's 100 Day Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee and Public Policy Committee for GNO, Inc. and the Government Relations Councils for the Louisiana Bankers Association and American Bankers Association. He was a founding member and is a board officer for CrossroadsNOLA - a nonprofit organization that recruits, sports & develops foster families from the faith based community.
Kim is married to Kristyn Smith Carver, PhD of Baton Rouge, and together, they are the proud parents of three adopted daughters - the youngest from foster care. The Carver family makes their home in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Representative Walter Leger, III
Walter “Walt” J. Leger III is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives and the representative for New Orleans’ District 91, which includes Central City, Uptown, the Lower Garden District, the Irish Channel, parts of Broadmoor, Gert Town, and Hollygrove.
In the Legislature, he has served on the powerful Appropriations Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee, the Education Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the House Executive Committee, the Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission, the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the Technology Sub-Committee of the House Executive Committee. Representative Leger was recently named to a special Revenue Task Force to study and review Tax Expenditures, including Tax Credits, Exemptions, and Rebates. He also chairs the Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission, as well as the Louisiana State Witness Protection Services Board.
Representative Leger has also served on the board of directors for the St. Bernard Parish Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as for the Louisiana not for profit DesireNOLA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Total Community Action, Inc.
Dean Landrieu is the Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
The Dean has long been an advocate for abused and neglected children. Prior to becoming Dean, she served on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Before that, she was appointed by the court to these children in Child In Need of Care, Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption Proceedings. In 1996, she served as Chair of the New Orleans Pro Bono Project where she assisted in the development of a model Child Advocacy Program. She was honored by Senator John Breaux and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute with the Angels in Adoption Award in 2004.
Dean Landrieu also served as Chair of the Board of Covenant House New Orleans, a non-profit agency serving homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. Recognizing the gap between Policymakers and those affected by child welfare policy, she was instrumental in founding this organization.