Leonard Lewis, GNOFHAC’s business manager and a New Orleans native, has kept GNOFHAC running smoothly for almost four years now. On a day-to-day basis, Leonard’s job consists of a “mish mash” of administrative duties that “people need in order to get their jobs done”. He is the crucial behind-the-scenes guy responsible for far too many tasks we take for granted–making sure employees get paid, finding someone to fix the A/C when it breaks, ordering coffee and replacing toner, for example.
Throughout the workday Leonard, tunes in to C-Span or New Orleans City Council on his computer. This constant stream of news contributes to his impeccable knowledge of local, state, and federal government processes; he knows the ins and outs of a world that most of us only hear about from time to time. While some may think this makes for the dullest of television or radio, this rare pastime gives insight into why Leonard is so good at his job–not only doing his duties but contributing to the work of many other GNOFHAC departments as well.