New Board Members Announced - 2021
We are honored to welcome four new Board Members to St. Augustine High School. Along with our returning members, these dedicated individuals bring to our board an abundance of talent, years of expertise, and a firm commitment to our mission of providing a quality, Catholic education in the Josephite tradition to young men in the greater New Orleans area.
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Rock Anderson, Jr. '79
Rock Anderson, Jr. is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive dealership company, with revenues exceeding $21B. In his current position, he is responsible for all Human Resources functions for +22,000 employees, including providing oversight for Corporate/Field HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Change Management, Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness. Anderson spent 12 years with Cox Automotive, a division of Cox Enterprises, prior to joining AutoNation where he was Global Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Prior to the formation of Cox Automotive, Anderson was the Regional Vice President (West) for Manheim’s operations, leading 35 operating locations, which included 13 states, 7,000 employees and $1B in revenue. He also held the position of Vice President People Strategies at Manheim. Anderson has held leadership positions with companies including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Siemens, Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and INROADS, Inc. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, he is a graduate of St. Augustine High
School, Dillard University and Tulane University.
Anderson is affiliated with numerous academic, professional and community organizations, and was named one of the Atlanta Business League’s “Men of Influence”. He served on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Strategic Implementation Committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Anderson is also a Member of the Governing Body of the Chief Human Resources Officer Summit.
Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Benefits Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. He is a Leadership Atlanta Alumnus, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc, and One Hundred Black Men of Atlanta/America. Anderson currently serves as President of the Finance Committee for St. Anthony Catholic Church. Anderson is currently a Board of Trustee at Dillard University, Tulane University School of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Board, St. Augustine High School Board of Directors and Advisory Board Member for Elite Women of Excellence (EWOE).
Dr. Monique Hamilton
Dr. Monique Hamilton is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She earned her medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Following graduation, she completed her residency at Ochsner and then began her private practice in New Orleans. In 2011 she was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential African American Physicians in the New Orleans area.
Dr. Hamilton is involved with several medical societies and community organizations and lectures frequently in the community on women's education and health issues. Her special interests include routine and moderate risk obstetrics and advanced laparoscopic surgery including total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic adnexal surgery.
Frederick Tombar, III '87
Fred is a nationally recognized expert in disaster management, housing policy and finance, and equitable community development. Over the course of Fred’s 25-year career in both the public and private sectors, he has advised presidents, governors, and mayors on their responses to, and recoveries from, catastrophic disasters. Fred has led the implementation of national policy in housing and community development under President Clinton; managed the execution of multifamily housing programs under President George Bush; and spearheaded the White House Task Force on Disaster Recovery under President Obama. Fred testified before Congress and he represented the government in print media. Whether serving privately as a consultant or publicly in government service, Fred has played a key role in every national disaster -- from the September 11th attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP Oil Spill, to countless floods and tornadoes, the California wildfires, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These experiences have given Fred a unique insight into the Congressional appropriations process, policy development, FEMA Public Assistance, and HUD CDBG compliance, by bringing him face to face with Americans desperate for help.
Fred currently serves as the Managing Director of Sapience Strategies, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping communities attain and maximize the impact of federal investments. He also serves as the Emergency Management Director at Hagerty Consulting.
Fred is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he also has the distinction of being the first African American to serve as Vice President of the student body. Fred holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Fred has received numerous awards throughout his career. He was recognized by both President Obama and Secretary Donovan with the Distinguished Service Award. He was awarded “Outstanding HUD Official” by the National Alliance of HUD Tenants and on two separate occasions, he was recognized by the National Affordable Housing Managers Association as “Distinguished Regulatory Partner.” Fred is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Notre Dame Scholar. He served as Class Marshal for his Harvard KSG class of 1994. Presently, he serves on many community and national boards. Fred also lectures at various universities on disaster resiliency and equitable, sustainable recovery. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Jilla, and children: Chloe, Calliope, and Frederick, IV.
Rory E. Verrett '88
Rory E. Verrett is the founder and managing partner of Protégé Search, a retained executive search and leadership advisory firm focused on diversity and public affairs. He previously served as a leader in the diversity and public affairs practices of two global executive search firms (Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds Associates), as the head of talent management and vice president of public affairs at the National Football League, and as CEO of a boutique public affairs consultancy. Rory has 20 years of experience mentoring, advising, and recruiting high-performing executives from diverse backgrounds for leading companies, trade associations, and academic and nonprofit organizations.
Rory has spoken to dozens of audiences, including NFL coaches, corporate executives, environmental leaders, attorneys and students on leadership, career strategy, and diversity and inclusion at venues including Harvard Law School, Stanford, Wharton and Duke business schools, and national and international leadership conferences.
Rory is the host of the iTunes New & Noteworthy podcast selection, Protégé Podcast, which focuses on career success for aspiring professionals. Rory has interviewed executives from Google, ESPN, and Goldman Sachs, as well as innovative entrepreneurs and accomplished professionals on this engaging and educational career talk show.
Rory is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Class Marshal, and Howard University, where he was the student member of the Board of Trustees and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and daughter.