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Sayde Finkel

Senior Associate for Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives, Greater New Orleans Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sayde Finkel works at Greater New Orleans, Inc., where she oversees long-term special projects and leading organizational research for target industries including international trade, energy, software and digital, and sustainable industries. Sayde is also the vice president of the New Orleans Film Society and is a member of the board of trustees for the Contemporary Arts Center. She has supported screenings and lectures featuring LGBTQ and women's rights issues; functioned as a NEA Media Arts Grant Review panelist; and served as board member for multiple arts education nonprofits, including the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. She has volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity Musician's Village program, the Tipitina's Foundation, and the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Pro Bono Project. Sayde earned her B.A. in history, medieval & renaissance studies, and fine arts from Brandeis University. In 2008, she received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, specializing in intellectual property law.