New Orleans 500
INFLUENTIAL, INVOLVED AND INSPIRING EXECUTIVES
The New Orleans 500, an annual publication from Biz New Orleans magazine, profiles the business leaders who are driving the greater New Orleans economy today and making decisions that will shape the region’s future. The second edition is out now and available for purchase! The book is overflowing with professional details, biographical information and quotes that reveal the real people behind the titles. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the 10-parish business community.
President and CEO
RYAN GOOTEE GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Gootee started his company in 2004, building on a family legacy that spans four generations. The firm has built educational facilities, athletic complexes, restaurants, apartments, retail developments and more. It is collaborating with AECOM Tishman to renovate Harrah’s New Orleans and build a new 340-room luxury hotel above the casino’s covered entrance. Education: Louisiana State University (BS) Go-to Restaurant: Clancy’s Vacation Spot: Florida Keys Shop Local: Puglia’s Sporting Goods Advice: “Regardless of your experience level or seniority, never be afraid to speak up when you feel that something is wrong and will result in an unfavorable outcome.”