Director of Foundation Room Operations
House of Blues is very excited to announce the appointment of Abby Jones as our new Director of Foundation Room Operations.
Jones, a transplant from Chicago, served as Director of Restaurant Operations at House of Blues New Orleans beginning December 5, 2011. House of Blues General Manager, Robert Rizzuto, met Abby while working together for celebrity Chef David Burke at David Burke's Primehouse in Chicago.
Since joining our team, Abby has proven to be a fantastic leader and huge asset to House of Blues through her work with restaurant music programming, revitalization of the restaurant staff, and numerous customer service-driven initiatives which have reinvigorated Crossroads at House of Blues.
It is certain that Abby will bring the same level of passion and commitment to her new position in Foundation Room. "Abby has a strong background in the culinary arts and fine dining and I am very excited to see the creative programming she has in store for the room", said Rizzuto.
"The New Orleans Foundation Room is the very first Foundation Room. It is important to me to preserve the integrity of the original mission and purpose of the room: to provide all of our Members with one of the most exciting and unique destinations in all of New Orleans. I am also honored to work with the extremely talented Chef team made up of Nathan and Erika Winowich. Together we will provide the Members with some of the city's best culinary adventures and exciting new programming on a consistent basis. I am really looking forward to this new chapter and all of the incredible Members I will have the opportunity to meet", states Abby.
IHOBF Executive Director
IHOBF is pleased to welcome Marjorie Gilberg as the foundation's new Executive Director. A dedicated changemaker and activist, Marjorie has steered the strategic development and communications for a variety of organizations with the common thread of improving the lives of at-risk youth.
She has combined an unrelenting passion for social justice with keen business savvy to forge unparalleled partnerships between the nonprofit sector and powerful brands, including Nike, Crest, Mary Kay and Verizon.
"I am so excited to join the amazing team at IHOBF! It is my hope that we will significantly increase the impact and profile of the foundation by meaningfully engaging the House of Blues and Live Nation family, our partners and our vendors simultaneously promoting success for the communities we serve and our network of supporters," said Marjorie.