Our Staff

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Amy L. Glovinsky
President & CEO / Samuel Zemurray Chair in Research Leadership
Stephen Stuart
Vice President & Research Director
Marci Schramm
Director of Membership and Engagement
Selva Riemann
Office Manager
Susie Dudis
Research Analyst
Paul Naylor
Research Analyst
Jamie Cortez Parker
Research Analyst
Paul Rioux
Research Analyst

President & CEO / Samuel Zemurray Chair in Research Leadership

Amy L. Glovinsky

Amy became President & CEO of BGR in early 2016. She began her professional career at Jones Walker, LLP, where she was a commercial litigation partner. In 2006, she entered the public policy arena as an adviser to business and community leaders on best practice government reform. She received BA and JD degrees from Louisiana State University with multiple distinctions.

Vice President & Research Director

Stephen Stuart

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Loyola University New Orleans. Prior to joining BGR, he worked as a local reporter covering business, economic development and local government issues. He has been part of the BGR research team since 2002.

Director of Membership and Engagement

Marci Schramm

Marci holds a BA in Business Administration from Wayne State University. Prior to joining BGR, she served as the Executive Director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., Executive Director of New Orleans Opera, and Corporate Events Planner for Entergy Corporation.

Office Manager

Selva Riemann

Selva earned a BA from California College of the Arts. She joined BGR in 2014, after having worked as a Program Coordinator for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Operations Coordinator for the Arts Council of New Orleans, and Coordinator of International Business and Trade Development for GNO, Inc.

Research Analyst

Susie Dudis

Susie received a MS and Ph.D in International Development from Tulane University and a BA in Economics from Pomona College. Before joining BGR in 2017, she worked for education organizations in New Orleans and India and as a research assistant on a U.S. Department of Labor grant in West Africa.

Research Analyst

Paul Naylor

Paul graduated with a BA in Arabic Language from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK and earned a Ph.D from the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Before joining BGR in 2018, he worked as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University and in the media sector as a researcher, translator and editing assistant.

Research Analyst

Jamie Cortez Parker

Jamie earned a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a BA in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University. Before joining BGR in 2013, she worked as a Project Manager at GCR Inc. and as an attorney.

Research Analyst

Paul Rioux

Paul received a BA in Math and Philosophy from St. Olaf College and an MA in American Studies from Purdue University. He joined BGR in 2012 and, for the 17 years before, worked as a newspaper reporter covering government.