Christine Thompson Briede

In March 2020, Christine was named Executive Director for the Jefferson Community Foundation. Prior to JCF, she spent three years at LSU Foundation as the Director of Development assigned to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and two years with the American Red Cross. Earlier in her career, Christine served as president and majority owner of Loubat Foodservice Equipment for over 20 years, selling the business in 2013.

An experienced marketing executive, her key areas of expertise include: conceptualizing tactical marketing plans, formulating key messages and creative concepts, and innovating and executing new business development strategies. She also has experience as a corporate spokesperson handling client, community and media relations.

In the New Orleans community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the American Marketing Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lambeth House/BSI, New Orleans Planned Giving Council, and the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI). She has served in various roles as a national officer for Kappa Alpha Theta since 2003, her most recent role as a Foundation Trustee. She previously served on the Board of Directors for CASA-Jefferson, the Junior League of New Orleans, and the Women’s Professional Council.

In 1998, Christine was honored as one of Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40”. In November 2002 and again in 2008, Mrs. Briede was honored as one of forty “Women of the Year” by CityBusiness magazine. In April 2008, she was recognized as a Top Women’s Business Enterprise in the Nation by WE USA magazine.  From 2010 - 2013, she was also honored as “Top 500 Women Businesses” in the U.S. by Diversity magazine.

Christine is a native of Virginia and grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast & Film Communications from The University of Alabama. She is married with two adult daughters and resides in Old Metairie.