Meet the President / CEO

Kyle Wedberg
President & CEO
New Orleans Creative Center for the Arts (NOCCA)

Kyle has a professional career that has focused on education and public service. His career began as a City Year AmeriCorps volunteer in Boston, MA. After graduate school, he was a Senior Budget Analyst for the Office of Budget and Management for the City of Chicago. He was then recruited to the School District of Philadelphia where he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.  Kyle then returned to City Year to help lead new site development and the start of City Year Louisiana (where he fell in love with New Orleans), City Year Johannesburg, and City Year Los Angeles.  Kyle embraced the opportunity to move to New Orleans and took a leadership role at the Recovery School District where he served as Chief Administrative Officer.  While working at the RSD, Kyle visited and was inspired by NOCCA-the performing and visual arts high school for the State of Louisiana- where he now has the privilege to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.  In his spare time he enjoys being with his wife and son above all else; and experiencing the arts, sights, sounds, food, culture, and sports (especially the Saints) of New Orleans and Louisiana. Kyle has had the privilege to perform artistically as Heck Tate in the NOCCA Stage Company production of To Kill a Mockingbird and as the Narrator for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of Peter and the Wolf.  He has a BA from St. Olaf College and a MPA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

Leadership and Civic

Coro Fellowship- St. Louis, MO. Class of 1998

New Orleans Regional Leadership Class of 2010

Leadership Louisiana Class of 2012

Arts Schools Network National Board

ASI Federal Credit Union Board

City Year New Orleans Advisory Board

GNO Inc. NextGen Council

New Orleans City Planning Commission

New Orleans Public Belt Commission

New Orleans Regional Leadership (NORLI) Board

Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Bywater Neighborhood Association Board (past member)

Superintendent of Education Louisiana Believes Committee (past member)

 

Recognitions

City Year Outstanding Alumni- 2008

Gambit 40 under 40- 2012