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John A. Alario, Jr. (00:14):
There are lots of people in, in public life where you meet who may be looking out for self-interest. In Dave’s case, it was more about what could he do to better the community? What could he do to bring additional tourists to, to New Orleans and benefited the whole state in that regard. Whether he was presenting it to a legislative committee, to the leadership and the legislature, to the governor, whatever, he always had his homework done. And as a good attorney, if he were going to represent a client before a jury or before a judge he certainly was prepared always in his personal life. And he did that professionally in, in his capacity with the Sports Foundation. Dave, congratulations on this tremendous honor. You got it for your hard work with the Sports Foundation. You certainly didn’t get it for your athletic ability, but we think you did. You deserve it in this capacity. Cause you’ve done tremendous for our city and our state with all of the events you brought to the area. And we certainly wanna congratulate you for the hard work you’ve done here and it’s well deserved.
Ron Maestri (01:13):
We continue to have these great events and it’s because of Dave and the volunteers and the Sports Foundation through the efforts that we’re continuing to get these that help our economy in New Orleans and recognition throughout the country. He’s the best at it and it’s enabled us to have somebody on staff, although he is a volunteer, and that just helps us tremendously.
Sherms – congratulations, man, on your induction into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. there’s no one that deserves it more than you. And thank you for your leadership over the years and thank you for your friendship. I’m so proud of being your friend, and I’m proud to have you in the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations. God bless.
David R. Sherman, founding partner of Chehardy Sherman Williams Law Firm, was recently inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) Hall of Fame. On October 7, 2022, Mr. Sherman was joined by fellow inductee former sheriff Paul R. Valteau, Jr. on the Caesar’s Superdome turf for the Honors Luncheon. Special guests for the event included panel host James Carville; Cooper Manning; emcee Mark Romig; presenter Jay Cicero, president and CEO of the GNOSF; and J. Steven Perry, who received special recognition for his contributions to sports as the president of New Orleans & Company.
David Sherman is a founding member of GNOSF and has served as chairman of the board three times in his 34 years as an executive committee member. David’s exemplary volunteer service to the organization also includes serving as legal counsel on the executive committee of four NFL Super Bowl Host Committees, three NCAA Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committees (LOC), three NCAA Women’s Final Four LOCs, three NBA All-Star Host Committees, and the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Committee. While in these leadership roles, Sherman has also volunteered his expertise as chairman of the team host committee for Super Bowls and Men’s Final Fours. He is currently the vice chair and chief legal counsel for the organization.
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