“The Board worked closely with a national executive search firm, Winner Partners, to recruit and review candidates for the position,” said DDD Board of Commissioners Chair Gregory Curtis. “After careful consideration of 102 candidates, as well as in-person interviews, engagement with stakeholders and public meetings with Davon, we are confident that he is the leader the DDD needs to ensure that Downtown New Orleans continues and builds on the progress made over the recent years. We would like to thank John Pourciau for serving as interim President & CEO. Through John’s leadership, Downtown operations and services continued without interruption.”
Davon Barbour is a passionate urban advocate, possessing more than twenty years of progressive leadership in inclusive economic and community development. His areas of expertise include, public/private partnerships, business attraction, retail revitalization, and community development. He has worked for private sector, public sector, and non-profit organizations revitalizing urban communities across the nation including international tourism destinations such as Miami, Orlando and Los Angeles.
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Click here to view his presentation on his vision for the future of the Downtown Development District.