Closing Event and Installation

Closing Event and Installation Reception

Congratulations to Gail Fenton Pesses and her new officers and board of directors.

Thank you to Past President Susan Hess and the outgoing board of directors for two remarkable years!

The annual Closing Event was a celebration of the culmination of a year of hard work fighting for our ideals. With increased eligibility for vaccinations in our area, many of us felt more confident to gather in person this May. Others who had  a continued need to socially distance, joined by zoom.


The program featured:

  • Report on the year – Outgoing President Susan Hess
  • Presentation of proposed slate – Nominating Committee Chair Susan Kierr
  • Installation of officers – Kathy Shepard
  • Remarks – Incoming President Gail Pesses
  •  2021 President’s Award – Dana Shepard and Kathy Shepard


Gail Fenton Pesses, Incoming President


NCJW Greater New Orleans Section invites you to join us in welcoming Gail Fenton Pesses as our Incoming President. Gail most recently served in the role of Executive Vice President. Over the last few years, she led the Section’s work in the areas of Membership and then Community Service. Active with the Section for decades, Gail served as President of Moonlighters, the evening branch, from 1984 to 1986.


This year’s Closing Event planning committee was Susan Hess (President), Robin Giarrusso (Vice President), Sarah Covert (Chair), Nancy Pesses, Sue Singer, Barbara Kaplinsky, Dana Shepard, and Kathy Shepard.

The new list of  Officers and Elected Directors is below