THE LOUISIANA STADIUM AND EXPOSITION DISTRICT
The Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District is a political subdivision created under Louisiana law. The LSED has ownership of and jurisdictional authority over the John A. Alario Center, the Caesars Superdome, the Smoothie King Center, the Saints Training Facility, TPC Louisiana and the Shrine on Airline. The LSED provides oversight concerning these facilities through a 7 member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor. Board members have no set term length, and may serve for as long as the governor determines that their participation and actions align with the best interest of the LSED.
Robert Vosbein, Jr. Chairman
Mr. Vosbein graduated from Isidore Newman High School in 1988. Thereafter he graduated from the University of Arizona in 1992, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Upon graduation, he moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where he worked as the Deputy Director for the Ukrainian Legal Foundation. Mr. Vosbein subsequently attended law school at Tulane University, where he served as the fellow for the Trial Advocacy Program and was appointed as an extern for United States Magistrate Judge Lance Africk. Mr. Vosbein graduated Cum Laude with a Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law from Tulane. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Vosbein joined the law firm Adams and Reese, LLP, where he was a Capital Partner, and served on the firm’s Diversity Committee, as co-chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, and as the firm’s Liaison Partner in charge of Associates. Mr. Vosbein was a member of Tulane Law School’s Adjunct Faculty and taught Trial Advocacy at Tulane from 1998 through 2002. In March 2008, Mr. Vosbein joined Harvey Gulf International Marine, where he still serves as General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Vosbein serves on the Board of Directors for the Offshore Marine Service Association, the Offshore Vessel Dynamic Position Association, and Harvey Gulf International Marine de México S.A.P.I. de C.V. He served on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Chamber from 2017 to 2021.
Daniel "Becket" Becnel, Board of Commissioners
Daniel "Becket" Becnel graduated from St. Martin's Episcopal School in 1983. Thereafter, he
graduated from Tulane University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-law in 1987. Mr. Becnel attended Southern University Law School and Loyola University School of Law.
Following graduation in 1991, he was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and joined the Becnel Law Firm, which he currently owns and manages. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar Association in 2006 and owns and manages Becnel Law in Colorado. Mr. Becnel was a member of the River Parish Indigent Defender Board in Louisiana from 1991 to 2004 and was elected President of the River Parishes Young Lawyers from 1992 to 1998. He was elected as an American Bar Association Delegate for the State of Louisiana to the National Conference in 1998. Becket was elected Young Lawyer Delegate to the LSBA 1992-1994 and Delegate for the 40th Judicial District Court to the LSBA 1996-2000. Becket has over 33 years of experience in State and Federal Court practice. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in both Louisiana and Colorado. He is a member of the St. John and the Pitkin County Bar Associations. Becket served as a member of the New Orleans Sports Foundation, has served as a member of the ForeKids Foundation since 2000, and is a member of the B.P.O.E Lodge 223. He is married to Kathryn Becnel, his law partner, and has two adult children, Jane and Christian.
Matt Bowers, Board of Commissioners
Mr. Matthew Bowers serves as President, Founder & Chairman of Matt Bowers Auto Group. He is responsible for the development of strategic operational initiatives that promote revenue growth and profitability across the company, including strategic acquisitions. Mr. Bowers is a native of New Orleans, LA, and graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A. ’96).
John Condos, Board of Commissioners
John R. Condos, Ph.D., lives in Lake Charles, LA, with his wife Shannon and family dog Django. His two sons, William and Carson, study finance at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Condos is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses in the medical-legal industry. He is a New Orleans Saints fan and regularly attends Pelican’s basketball games.
Tommy Cvitanovich, Board of Commissioners
Tommy Cvitanovich was born in Canada, but he grew up in New Orleans and Metairie, where he attended Archbishop Rummel High School (doing a lot of homework on his father’s bar). He attended the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism at the University of New Orleans and majored in “Daddy,” while gaining hands-on knowledge of what it takes to own and operate a successful seafood establishment: washing dishes, cooking, and of course, shucking Louisiana oysters.
Tommy owns and operates Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. Tommy and his family run multiple locations and he is widely regarded as an industry leader and advocate for both the seafood and restaurant industries nationwide. Tommy is most recognized not only for inventing "The Single Best Bite of Food in New Orleans," but also for serving countless free, hot meals to communities most in need following natural disasters. He is currently working with local leaders to revitalize Fat City, the neighborhood that has been home to Drago’s original location for the past 55 years.
Tommy holds or has held board positions with the National Restaurant Association, Louisiana Restaurant Association, Restaurants Canada, Metairie Business Development District, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, the Croatian American Society, and will serve as the 2024 ForeKids! Foundation Zurich Classic Tournament Chairman. Tommy received the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Neighbor Award in 2006. In 2011, Tommy was the recipient of New Orleans’ most prestigious award, The Times-Picayune Loving Cup. He was named 2017 Restauranteur of the Year by the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
Hilary Landry, Board of Commissioners
Hilary Landry, originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, obtained her undergraduate degree in French and English from of the University of Mississippi and returned to New Orleans to attend Loyola University School of Law. While in school she served as managing editor for one of the school’s legal publications. She works as an attorney in private practice in New Orleans, focusing on civil litigation and civil and domestic mediation. She has spent the past eight years serving as the Vice Chair of the LSED board, chairing the Construction Committee and overseeing the $533 million Superdome renovation. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. She serves as the charity director of the Crescent City Classic Fitness Foundation. She is a former concert pianist and an accomplished marathoner. She is married to Mickey Landry with whom she has three children.
Cedric Richmond, Board of Commissioners
A distinguished former Democratic member of the United States House of
Representatives and founder of Richmond Consulting, LLC., Cedric Richmond is known
for his foresight, keen political intuition, and his commonsense approach to the 3-way
intersection of business, policy, and politics, that is the United States government.
Congressman Cedric Richmond is the consummate public servant. He was elected to
Congress in 2010, proudly serving the people of Louisiana’s Second Congressional
District. Richmond was re-elected to six successive two-year terms. While in Congress,
he served on the House Committee on Small Business, Judiciary, Homeland Security, and
the all-powerful House Committee on Ways and Means. In recognition of Congressman
Richmond’s tireless work to deliver on social justice and to push corporate America to
address the absence of black representation at the highest levels of business, he was
elected as the youngest person to ever Chair the Congressional Black Caucus.
Following a successful Congressional career, Richmond joined the Biden Administration
in 2021, as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of
Public Engagement. In that role he directly engaged with constituencies that ranged from
the top CEO’s to Civil Rights Leaders to Youth Advocates.
Throughout his elected political tenure, even at the highest levels of government,
Richmond returned to his hometown every weekend, ensuring that he remained
connected to the challenges of American families outside the Washington beltway and
particularly those of New Orleans. His unique ability to have his ear to the ground and
take that information to the nation’s highest decision-making tables has proven its value
in business and government.
Before serving in Congress, Richmond practiced law in New Orleans. He earned a
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from
Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from
Tulane University School of Law and is a graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School
of Government Executive Program for Senior Executives in Government. He has also
received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Southern University A&M in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Richmond is active in the community and a highly sought-after public speaker. He is
married to Raquel Richmond, father of Cedric Richmond Jr., and is an avid golfer.