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Sandra Thompson Herman

SANDRA THOMPSON HERMAN

President and CEO

In a career that spans nearly four decades, Sandra Thompson Herman has blazed countless trails that have paved the way for dreamers to become doers.

In 1975, when she was still in her 20s, Sandra designed Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and served as the first cabinet-level Secretary, leading the department from 1976 through 1978. In 1979, she became the first woman to run for Louisiana’s Secretary of State, defeated by a narrow margin.  MORE INFO.  

LINDA THURMAN

Chief Operating Officer

Linda Thurman is an author, speaker, and executive director of Movie Poster Archives, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of film accessories: posters, stills and related papers. Now retired, she was president and co-founder of Emerald Bayou Studios. Linda is the author of Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed (Pelican Publishing). Her eclectic career includes film, television, theater, music, and publishing. MORE INFO. 

KIM BERGERON

Vice President and Creative Director

 Kim Bergeron is an innovative storyteller who utilizes the power of persuasion to turn challenges into triumphs. She has more than 30 years of advertising, marketing and public relations experience, with ten of those years leading a department in a municipal government setting. Kim lives by the mantra, “There Is No Box,” and has utilized that philosophy toward unconventional approaches to marketing. MORE INFO.