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Traci Adams

Traci Adams is a Residential Mortgage Solutions Professional & Louisiana Civil Law Notary over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage & title insurance industry.  She is active in Rotary International, American Business Women Association La Capitale Chapter and a Community Volunteer with a passion for serving others. She is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is married to John, has a son named Benjamin & played NCAA Division 1 Volleyball for Nicholls State University where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration.

Lee Nessel

Lee Nessel is a self-proclaimed word nerd. She lives for bringing life to words and showing you the power in delivering your perfect message. With more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning multimedia journalist and editor who has interviewed countless people and turned their stories into published magic, she has edited even more writing from others. She now is managing editor of Magazine and works privately with editing clients. 


A lifelong athlete who attended the University of Miami for free thanks to academic and           swimming scholarships, she is proud to have touched the lives of many in her community during her time as a CrossFit and weightlifting coach. Lee gives all her heart to working another business — managing her 4-year-old daughter’s budding entertainment career. You might have spotted Ella most recently in a national Disney commercial!

Lee’s personal motto: Everyone needs an editor... even the editor!

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Kay Luke

Venus Alexander

Giving back keeps me grounded. It shows me that there is always someone that can use my help, support, prayers, and my attention. I am fortunate enough to be able to give back. I also like being able to have a voice that can get others to give as well. Community involvement is awesome.

Event Planning

Tammy Brown

A native of Livingston, Louisiana, Tammy Brown has been in the hotel and hospitality industry in and around the Baton Rouge area for 20+ years, and with The Cook Hotel and Conference Center since February, 2002.  The mother of two boys and one sweet granddaughter named Emma, she excels as a sales "road warrior" finding new clients where you would least expect them.  Tammy is known for her responsiveness and tireless attention to customer service and for her dedication to the hotel she calls "her baby". She is the hotel’s historian, better known as keeper of the “stories.” If she ever writes a book on the hotel, it is guaranteed to be a best seller.

WWC Co-Chair | Sponsorships | Fundraising

Lori LeBlanc

Lori LeBlanc

Event Planning | Fundraising

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