The mission of AEDF is to build a sustainable, business friendly environment that grows investments and jobs in Westbank New Orleans through advocacy, marketing and business development, recruitment and retention.


About AEDF

Through leadership, innovation and collaboration, engage the Algiers business community, civic and community partners, elected officials, and regional partners in proactive business initiatives that foster Algiers’ growing business environment and establish a sustainable community to create opportunities for Algiers residents and neighborhoods to thrive and grow.

In 2010, AEDF began its 19th year of serving as a catalyst that fosters economic growth to the Algiers Community. The Algiers Economic Development Foundation is one of the most active community foundations in Louisiana. Our Board of Directors is composed of well respected community and business leaders that are committed to Algiers economic growth and maintaining and continuously improving the quality of life for Algiers Residents.

Theodore C. Sanders III
President, Algiers Economic Development Foundation

D. O’Brien Martin
Executive Director, Algiers Economic Development Foundation

A Message From AEDF

Dear Members of the Community:

On behalf of Algiers Economic Development Foundation, we would like to take a moment to say thank you for your ongoing support.

Every year we close out the year by celebrating our wins and discussing our challenges. Job growth was positive, but nevertheless we are still working with our elected officials to eradicate blight. Albeit change is imminent, the crux of the AEDF mission will always remain, “To build a sustainable, business friendly environment that grows investments and jobs on the Westbank”.

On behalf of the AEDF Board of Directors, we wish you a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017.

In Service,
Theodore C. Sanders III, AEDF Board Chair
D. O’Brien Martin, Executive Director

Executive Committee

Ed Robinson :

Ed Robinson

L & R Security Services Inc

Fay Faron :

Fay Faron

Friends of the Ferry

Preston J. Favorite :

Preston J. Favorite

Entergy New Orleans

Tonia Moore :

Tonia Moore

Associate Director
LA Public Health Institute (TFL)


Board of Directors
Tara B. Miller
Sr. Physcian Liasion
Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank Campus
Carolyn Waiters-Carter
Principle / Senior Consultant
The Human Element Con Thine
Mike A. Vira
Real Estate Investor/Developer
Ron H. Bordelon
State of Louisiana
Kendall Pringle
Market Human Resource Manager
Walmart Stores, Inc
Anthony J. Digerolamo
Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank Campus
Joshua Washington
Alice Harte Charter School
Stanton McNeely III, Ed.D. “Immediate Past President”
Vice Chancellor
Delgado Community College
Kristin Palmer
The Gisleson Group, LLC
Jodi Lynn Jordan
Altus Global Trade Solutions
Owner, Crossfit Algiers
Scott Niemeyer
President & CEO
Deep South Studios