Bio – Sandy Rosenthal

Sandy Rosenthal

Sandy Rosenthal


Sandy Rosenthal
1421 Soniat Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

BA, Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA, 1979
MBA, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1981

Professional Columns and Blogs
Huffington Post since 2009
New Orleans Times-Picayune since 2007

Public service, founder, 2005 to present
New Orleans Tricentennial Committee Member, 2016 to present
GNO Water Collaborative, 2013 to present
Louisiana Center for Women in Government & Business, board member 2011 to present, currently VP
St. Paul’s Homecoming, board member 2015
Restore Louisiana Now, board member, 2013
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Project, invited guest 2011
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Transition Team Task Force on Flood Protection, member 2009
Gulf Coast Partners, chaired by Secty Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secty of Housing & Urban Dev Shaun Donovan, 2009
Transition Team, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, member 2007

New Orleans Levee Breach Sites–17th Street and Inner Harbor Navigation Canals, National Register of Historic Places Nomination (draft). Copy on file with Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office
Community Response to Trauma, Knowledge Block, MOOC 1000 Trauma!, Tulane Institute of Traumatology

Recent Media Coverage
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Awards / Honors
“Pioneer of Purpose” Award, Dillard University, Apr 2016
Award, Diana Lewis Citizen Participation, Committee for a Better N.O., Aug 2015
Honoree, one of ten Heroes of the Recovery, New Orleans Magazine, Aug 2015
Honoree, Avodah Partner in Justice, 2015
Outstanding Citizen Diplomat, New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, 2012
Most Influential Woman, Mount Holyoke College, 2012

First Responder Post Katrina, Southern Dominican Province, 2012
Role Model, Young Leadership Council, 2012
Preservation Award, Louisiana Colonials Preservation, 2010
Award of Merit, Victims & Citizens Against Crime, Inc. June 2009
Award, Service Above Self, The Rotary Club of New Orleans, May 2009
Alumnae Loyalty Award, Mount Holyoke College, March 2009
Inductee, Hall of Fame, Louisiana Center for Women & Government, March 2008
Prix d’Elegance honoree, Women of Fashion, April 2008
Honoree, Women of the Year, City Business, Nov 2006

Speaking engagements
NFIP Reauthorization Conference, Washington DC Sept 2017
Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, 2010-2012 and 2016,
American Business Women’s Association, Heritage Grill, Apr 7, 2016
“The Katrina Disaster Now”, Tulane University, Nov 17, 2015
Women Leading in Public Service Summit, Mount Holyoke College, Nov 2015
“The Politics of Hurricane Katrina”, Tulane University, Oct 2015
Bankruptcy Lawyers Participating Group, Liskow & Lewis, Apr 2015
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Feb 2013
American Mensa, New Orleans Chapter, Dec 2012
Society of Professional Journalists annual conference, Sept 2011
Loyola Institute of Politics, January 2011
The Great Mississippi River: Restoring Balance Symposium, October 2009
U.S. Dept of State International Leadership Program through New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, several times per year from 2008 to present
NMC Regional Conference, Tulane University, November 2007
Featured in HBO Comic Relief 2006 starring Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal
Speaker NMC Regional Conference, Tulane University, November 2007

Executive Director, Levees.Org, flood protection advocacy non-profit, Nov 2005 – present
Advertising Director, Strategic Comp Insurance, Oct 2000 – Oct 2007
Marketing, New Orleans Orthopaedic Clinic, 1987 – 1994
Advertising, Vision Plaza, 1982 – 1987
Fitness Instructor, Tulane University and Jewish Community Center, 1989 – 2009

The GREENArmy, 2013 to present
Officer, Mount Holyoke College Club of Louisiana, 1986 – 2014
Oncology unit volunteer, Touro Hospital, New Orleans 2005 – 2010
Volunteer Teacher, Public Schools, New Orleans Charter Middle School 1998 – 2005
Volunteer Teacher, Public Schools, New Orleans Middle School (Lewis Ext) 1995 – 1998
Laurel Eagles Mentoring, Laurel Elementary School 1984 – 1995

Tennis, yoga


Born: Sandra Claire Fulton, Attleboro, Massachusetts, May 16, 1957
Married, August 26, 1979 to Stephen Rosenthal
Three children,
Aliisa Rachel, Feb 18, 1983
Mark Stanford, April 27, 1985
Stanford Michael, July 2, 1990
Two dogs, Twinkie and Cupcake