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 recruited to the School District of Philadelphia where he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Kyle returned to City Year to lead new site development and the start of City Year Louisiana (both Baton Rouge and New Orleans), City Year Johannesburg, and City Year Los Angeles. Kyle 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 is now in his eighth year as President and Chief Executive Officer. In his spare time Kyle is deeply committed to helping lead and support the civic work of the city, region and state; enjoys being with his wife and son above all else; experiencing the arts, sights, sounds, food, culture, and sports (especially the Saints) of New Orleans and Louisiana; and engaging in the annual act of faith that is believing that this will be the Cubs year. 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

Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute Class of 2015

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, Chairman

New Orleans Public Belt Commission

New Orleans Regional Leadership (NORLI) Board

Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Bywater Neighborhood Association Board (past member)


City Year Outstanding Alumni- 2008

Gambit 40 under 40- 2012