Risa Hall is a Missouri native and a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, and the University of North Texas where she obtained her Master’s degree in Journalism. Risa worked with the NFL’s Houston Texans before moving back to New Orleans in 2011, and has since helped coordinate efforts for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four, 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2014 NBA All-Star Game and WWE WrestleMania.
Risa currently manages community affairs efforts and special projects in connection with the events created and/or hosted by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Cyone Batiste is a recent graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in mass communication, with a concentration in public relation and minors in both business administration and leadership development. She has worked NFL athletes, such as Louisiana native and Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte and is currently serving as the Public and Media Relations Manager of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.