About


Our vision

is a world class, multi-modal transportation system that promotes a vibrant, healthy and sustainable New Orleans region.

Our mission

is to enhance the quality of life in the New Orleans region by promoting safe, convenient and affordable transportation options.

Our Team

Alex Posorske – Executive Director

Alex directs our campaigns, oversees staff, and works with our board to develop our overall strategy. He also heads up our communications and fundraising efforts. Alex came to Ride New Orleans after honing his transportation advocacy at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the Washington DC region’s leading advocate for increased transit investment and more walkable communities. As Managing Director at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Alex managed staff; oversaw the group’s strategic campaigns in DC, Maryland, and Virginia; and led fundraising efforts.  Before his work in transit advocacy, Alex developed his leadership skills and strategic sense in the world of politics and national advocacy. He managed several closely-watched congressional races, organized targeted constituencies in the 2008 presidential primaries, and led the field campaign for a national environmental coalition. He also spent several years as a reporter covering local government and media issues. Alex graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. with a degree in Journalism. He spends his free time watching the caterpillars eat his tomato and pepper plants and exploring our great city by bus and bike (his favorite bus lines are the #15 Freret (which should be much more frequent) the #91 Jackson-Esplanade, and the #94 Broad.

Matthew Hendrickson – Senior Organizer and Policy Analyst 

Matthew leads Ride New Orleans’ overall work with the Coalition for Quality Transit – our grassroots, rider-led organizing arm. He also plays an important role analyzing transit policies in the region and working closely with other allied organizations. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans where obtained a Masters degree in Urban Studies with a specialization in Anthropology. His areas of research included gentrification, local economic development, and globalization. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Washington in American Ethnic Studies. Matt is originally from Seattle, WA and has lived in New Orleans since 2011. Don’t get him started on the Seahawks or Mariners this year, but go Sounders.

 

 

Board of Directors

Fred Neal Jr. – President
Urban Planner, Villavaso and Associates

Andrew Kingsley – Treasurer
Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Jennifer Terry  Secretary
Transportation and Urban Planning Consultant, JOAB Professional Services

Jackie Dadakis – Past President
Principal and Managing Director, Green Coast Enterprises

Buddy Boe
Senior Advisor, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor

Walt Leger, III
Leger and Shaw, Speaker Pro Tempore for the Louisiana House of Representatives

Lacy McManus 
Senior Policy and Development Associated, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Rafe Rabalais 
Project Manager, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership

Nina P. Red 
Retired Medical Transcriptionist and Community Health Leader

Jeff Schwartz 
Executive Director, Broad Community Connections

Cedric Thompson 
Administrative Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs