Andy Kopplin

President and CEO

Since 2016, Andy Kopplin has served as president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, where he led the Foundation’s successful initiative to grow its assets to over $500M by its 100 year anniversary in 2023, including $21 million in new endowments to support the Foundation’s leadership activities. He is deeply involved in the Foundation’s civic leadership project to create a dynamic, job creating, and equitable BioDistrict in downtown New Orleans. Andy previously served as first deputy mayor and chief administrative officer for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. By aggressively managing the city’s budgets, Andy helped move the city from near bankruptcy in 2010 to fiscal stability and its highest bond ratings in history by 2016. Prior to city government, Andy served as senior advisor to Teach For America’s Founder and CEO, Wendy Kopp. From October 2005-January 2008, Andy was the founding executive director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), the agency charged with leading recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina, where he developed the strategy and built the bipartisan coalitions that more than doubled congressional appropriations for Louisiana’s rebuilding, from $13 billion to $28 billion. Before heading the LRA, Andy was chief of staff to two consecutive Louisiana governors, Republican Mike Foster and Democrat Kathleen Blanco.