New Orleans Business Alliance President and CEO Steps Down, National Search for Replacement to Follow

rodrickMillerThe New Orleans Business Alliance is a non-profit tasked with leading economic development initiatives in the city. The organization seeks to catalyze job growth, create wealth, and build an equitable and sustainable economic future for New Orleans.

It was recently announced the President and CEO of the organization, Rodrick Miller, has accepted the role as CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. He will be leaving the Alliance at the end of the month.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the City of New Orleans over the last several years,” said Mr. Miller. “Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans Business Alliance Board of Directors have prioritized economic development in the city, opening the way for New Orleans to remain on an upward trajectory for years to come.”

Mayor Landrieu said, “From the beginning, the New Orleans Business Alliance has been a key part of our economic development strategy. Together with the board of directors, Rod has built a strong organization focused on job growth, creating wealth and building an equitable and sustainable economic future for New Orleans. Rod served the city well and we thank him for his years of service.”

For the time being, Melissa Ehlinger, who currently serves as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, will serve as Interim CEO.

A permanent replacement will be selected following a national search.