Thomas Dugan “Tommy” Westfeldt II began his career
at Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in 1976. He is not only the 5th generation
to work for the company but the 5th generation to become President.
During his lengthy career he has served as President of The
New Orleans Board of Trade, The Southern Coffee Association,
The Green Coffee Association of New Orleans and Commissioner
of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. He
has also served on the Boards of the National Coffee Association,
The World Trade Center of New Orleans, and as a Member of the
New York Board of Trade Coffee Committee where he held a seat
from 1984 until it was acquired by the ICE. He has also served
on many local boards including New Orleans Cold Storage, The
Whitney bank and the Audubon Institute. Hailing from New Orleans
Tommy attended Louisiana State University where he met his lovely
wife Linda. They have three adult children Shelby, Mary Scott
and Dugan as well as two granddaughters. Tommy and Linda currently
reside in the Garden District.
In January of 2007, Shelby Westfeldt Mills, began her career
at Westfeldt Brothers Inc. becoming the 6th generation to work
for the family company. In 2005, after graduating college at
the University of Alabama, Shelby moved to New York City where
she worked on the New York Board of Trade for East Coast Options
Services in Coffee, Cocoa and Sugar. Since then she has served
as President of the Southern Coffee Association and is currently
the President of the Green Coffee Association of New Orleans.
Shelby also serves on the boards of The World Trade Center of
New Orleans, The Green Coffee Association of New Orleans and
The Pacific Coast Coffee Association. She resides in New Orleans
with her Husband John and daughter Sunny.
Ryan McKinnon began his career in the coffee business when he
joined Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in August of 2010. Prior to joining
Westfeldt Brothers Ryan graduated from The University of Alabama
where he studied Advertising and Public Relations. Ryan currently
serves as the President of The Southern Coffee Association and
is also serving on the board of The Green Coffee Association
of New Orleans. Ryan lives in New Orleans with his wife Mary
Scott and daughter Scottie.
Steve Murphy began his 40 year career in the coffee business
as a Green Coffee Trader in New Jersey. Steve started working
for Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in June of 1998 and has been with
the firm ever since. Steve has served as a quality and technical
arbitrator for the Green Coffee Association Inc. and as the
President of the Green Coffee Association of New Orleans.
Brian Peri has been a devoted employee of Westfeldt Brothers
Inc. for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a Coffee Trader Brian
has held positions at Westfeldt Brothers ranging from Green
Coffee Sampler to Traffic and Logistics Coordinator.
Everett Brown began at Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in June of 2015.
He graduated with the class of 2015 from Tulane University’s
A.B. Freeman School of Business with a Bachelor Degree in Finance.
Everett is from Memphis, Tennessee and now calls New Orleans
David has been working with Westfeldt Brothers on our futures
desk since August of 2016. Born in Shreveport, David moved to
New Orleans in 2012 after completing Peace Corps service in
Paraguay, South America. David holds an undergraduate degree
from Washington & Lee University, and an MBA from Tulane
Robin Benedict started working for Westfeldt Worldwide Services
in April of 1994. In the summer of 2011 Robin transferred from
Westfeldt Worldwide Services and began working at Westfeldt
Brothers Inc. as a Traffic and Logistics Coordinator.
Soraya Arsenault began working for the Westfeldt family in 1991
as a Traffic Clerk for Westfeldt Worldwide Services. In June
of 2011 Soraya took a position at Westfeldt Brothers Inc. as
a Futures Trader and continues to hold that position today.
Patti Ciraulo began working at Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in 1981
as an Executive Assistant for George G. "Sunny" Westfeldt,
Jr. In 1992 Patti moved to Russia and worked as a consultant
on fundraising and public relations to the Russian State Museum
in St. Petersburg. While living in Russia Patti also held a
position as the Deputy Director for External Relations with
the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow. In 2011 Patti moved
back to New Orleans and took a position working as the Futures
Trader for Westfeldt Brothers Inc. Patti has since moved into
the Accounting Department where she is now serving as the Chief
April joined Westfeldt Brothers Inc. in 2001 as an Administrative
Assistant to Green Coffee Trader and former Vice President of
Westfeldt Brothers, Albert Barrientos Sr. In 2006 April moved
into the Accounting Department and currently serves as a Senior
Glenn Walle has been a dedicated employee of Westfeldt Brothers
since April of 2004. Glenn has a very important role in the
company, roasting and preparing our cupping table as well as
keeping track of our daily samples. Glenn has been roasting
coffee for decades and his experience is shown in his roasts.
Administrative Assistant – Consulate of Sweden, District:
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
has been an employee of Westfeldt Brothers Inc. for over 18
years. Since 1997 Mary has been an integral part of the Westfeldt
Brothers Administrative Support team as well as the Consulate
of Sweden in New Orleans. Mary assists Swedish Honorary Consul,
Tommy Westfeldt, with any needs that are required by the consulate
Executive Administrative Assistant
Hollis joined Westfeldt Brothers Inc. as the Executive Assistant
for Tommy Westfeldt in July of 2016, after moving to New Orleans
from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Along with her responsibilities
as Executive Assistant, Hollis also assists Westfeldt Brothers
with various daily operational needs. Hollis holds a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Marketing from The University of New Orleans
College of Business Administration.