CASA Jefferson, Inc. Welcomes Rick Conway and Ross Burkenstock to the Board of Directors
Metairie, Louisiana (8/31/2017) – CASA Jefferson, Inc. is pleased to welcome Rick Conway and Ross Burkenstock to the Board of Directors.
Rick Conway is the CEO/Founder of Blue Water Business Advisors, a leading advisory firm focusing on helping businesses with operational issues and opportunities, executive mentorship, talent acquisition. Rick previously served as President for Frantzen Voelker Investments, LLC and Chief Operating Officer for Gifted Healthcare, LLC. He brings to CASA Jefferson, Inc. over 38 years of executive level business management experience to CASA Jefferson’s board of directors.
“I have a personal objective of trying to help kids, especially those that have experienced hardship at an early age, to succeed in life,” says Rick. “Serving as a CASA board member will help me accomplish my objective.”
Rick has been active in the Metropolitan New Orleans community serving on board of directors for NORLI (New Orleans Leadership Institute), Mount Carmel Academy High School, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Light House for The Blind, University of New Orleans Athletic Foundation and New Orleans College Prep Charter School. Rick experienced first-hand the extensive work CASA advocates provide to our foster care youth while he served as an advocate.
Ross Burkenstock serves as the Vice President of Administration of Upstream Exploration, LLC. Ross joined Upstream in 2016 and is responsible for all accounting and finance functions. Before joining Upstream, Ross was the Chief Financial Officer for Trifton Diving Services, Inc. Ross is a native of New Orleans who graduated from Brother Martin and received a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of New Orleans.
“As a father of two and the husband of a career high school teacher, I am naturally interested in the well-being and nurturing of children, they need the adults in the community to look out for them, and CASA does this,” says Ross.