Orlando Watkins 1995 fellow
Orlando C. Watkins, Vice President of Programs for the Greater New Orleans Foundation, has more than 15 years of experience developing and strengthening educational and community-based organizations. In his current role, Orlando works with the foundation’s Board of Trustees and its numerous donors to make grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans Region. Prior to joining the foundation, he was appointed by Lt. Governor Mitchell Landrieu to the post of Executive Director of the Louisiana Serve Commission. In this role, Orlando was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar state organization designed to support the development of high quality non-profit and school based programs. Orlando has served in numerous other leadership positions including as Executive Director of the Southern Region for Jumpstart for Young Children.