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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He joined BGR in 2020 and previously served in corporate communications and, before that, as a newspaper reporter and editor.