The RMA New Orleans Chapter Update
I am pleased to announce the addition of Brigitte Rener, Shelley Frey and Jori Hawkins of Fidelity Bank as
new Board members for the New Orleans Chapter. They are great additions to our Board and the New
Orleans Chapter has already seen the impact of their being on the Board through their suggestions and
participation in Board meetings.
Thus far in the 2023 – 2024 fiscal year, the New Orleans Chapter has provided the following for our
CAMELS Ratings in Commercial Banking – Thanks to the Dustin Martin of the Gulf Coast
Chapter in Houston, TX for allowing the New Orleans Chapter to attend this event.
Property Insurance Challenges – Thanks to Dave Reasons of Marsh McLennan for his great
insights into the property insurance market.
RMA/TMA Holiday Happy Hour – Thanks to Joseph Briggett and Olivia Greenberg from the
Turnaround Management Association as well as Sam Gieseler from RMA’s New Orleans Chapter for
planning this event that was held at the Virgin Hotel on November 30 th . Special thanks to Jones Walker
for being the sponsor of this event. Approximately 40 people attended this wonderful event that
celebrated the holidays.
I would like to note that, in order to grow the overall membership of RMA and to make students aware
of RMA and RMA Scholarship opportunities, David Burrell and I visited Southern University in Baton
Rouge. Our hope is to visit other universities including those that are in New Orleans. Thanks to David
Burrell, the New Orleans Chapter Academic chair for his efforts.
Upcoming scheduled events include the following educational offerings:
Analyzing Business Tax Returns on March 11, 2024
Analyzing Personal Financial Statements and Tax Returns on March 12, 2024.
Potential programs for Spring/Summer 2024 include an economic presentation by the New Orleans
Federal Reserve and possibly RMA’s Asset Based Lending for Non-Asset Based Lenders class.
Thanks so much to all of the New Orleans Chapter Board members for the success that we’ve had thus
far in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
President, RMA New Orleans Chapter