Patricia C. Denechaud

A native New Orleanian, Patricia Crouere Denechaud is owner and president of Crescent City Consultants, a full-service event planning and destination-management company. She is Vice-President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI), and also serves as Honorary Consul of Canada in Louisiana and a director of the World Trade Center, having served as the organization's first female president and chairman of the board.

Ms. Denechaud serves on the boards of the Vieux Carre Commission, Columbus Data Services, Daughters of Charity Foundation, and First Bank and Trust, and also serves on the Travel/Tourism Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She was the first female Chairman of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and is now a member of the Board and Vice-Chair of the New Orleans Chamber Foundation.

Ms. Denechaud also serves on the boards of the New Orleans affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and New Orleans Advisory Council The Trust for Public Land.