UNO Research and Technology Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

Robert W. Becker, Ph.D.
CEO
New Orleans City Park

Jean Felts
Principal
Jean C. Felts & Company

Kenneth “Ken” Flower
President
Woodward Design Build

Roy Glapion
Vice President / Member
Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Patrick Gootee
Vice President for Industry & Community Affairs
Gootee Construction, Inc.

Richard Haase
President
Latter & Blum, Inc.

Michael Hecht
President and CEO
Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Alan Heintzen
President
Eureka Homestead

Arnold L. Kirschman
Manager
Morris Kirschman & Co., LLC

Barry D. LeBlanc
Executive Director
Students4HIGHER

Alvin S. Merlin, M.D.
Managing Member
Foundation Investment, LLC

Quentin L. Messer, Jr.
President and CEO
New Orleans Business Alliance

Gordon “Nick” Mueller, Ph.D.
President and CEO
The National WWII Museum

Russell Trahan, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus
UNO College of Engineering

Constance “Conny” Willems
Attorney-at-Law
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

Ex-Officio:

John W. Nicklow, Ph.D.
President
University of New Orleans

Eileen K. Byrne
President and CEO
University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation, Inc.

Matthew A. Tarr, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University of New Orleans

Officers:

Russell Trahan, Ph.D.
Chair

Mr. Alan Heintzen
Vice Chair

Dr. Robert W. Becker
Secretary/Treasurer

Former Board Chairs:

Jean Felts
(2013 – 2014)

Mike Flick
(2004 – 2008)

Roy Glapion
(2010 – 2012)

Jerome Goldman
(2000 – 2003)

Arnold Kirschman
(2008 – 2010)

Paul Nalty
(1997 – 1999)

Russell Trahan, Ph.D.
(2015 – present)