New Orleans, LA (October 21, 2020) – Flexicrew Technical Services announces admission of Brandon Smith, Managing Partner, to the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) class of 2020-2021. Smith says “opportunities to partner with and learn from local business leaders in our community gives our whole team at FTS the platform to grow and prosper. This is a huge WIN for each member of Team FTS.”


Building upon its 20 year legacy of educating and connecting leaders from the 10 Parishes of Southeast Louisiana, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) recently selected 50 business and civic leaders who have been named to the 2020-2021 Regional Leadership Program class.  Drawing from some of the most dynamic and influential leaders in Southeast Louisiana, the class represents a broad cross section of perspectives and experiences in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  Through its Regional Leadership Program, NORLI provides a nine-month intensive training program for emerging and established community leaders that not only enhances the participants’ civic understanding, but also encourages deliberate and meaningful dialogue and collaborative leadership around Regional concerns.


“Programs like NORLI allow local companies and community leaders to invest in top leadership, which in turn is observed and translated into each organization. To remain competitive in any respected industry, now more than ever, a strong leadership foundation equated with a sense of empathy is key,” says Ryder Miller, FTS Marketing Manager.


The new class will kick off its program year with an opening retreat in November.  Subsequent sessions will include discussions centered on public policy, education, economic development, diversity and equity, criminal justice, environment and sustainability, healthcare and more.


About the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute:

The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing community leaders the opportunity to identify, collaborate, and address key issues for the betterment of the Greater New Orleans Region. NORLI draws upon a diverse group of stakeholders from around the ten parish region to engage in thought-provoking personal and professional development programs covering topics such as public policy, healthcare, education, diversity and equity, environment and sustainability, economic development, and criminal justice.

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