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Tommy Westfeldt
CEO

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.

Shelby Westfeldt Mills
President
Coffee/Tea Trader

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
Executive Vice-President
Coffee/Tea Trader

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
Coffee Trader

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
Coffee Trader

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
Coffee/Tea Trader

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 his home.

David Yancey
Futures/Trader

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 University.

Robin Benedict
Traffic/Logistics Coordinator

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
Traffic/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
CFO

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 Financial Officer.

April Walle
Senior Accountant

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 Accountant.

Glenn Walle
Roastmaster/Sampler

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.

Mary Berger
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant – Consulate of Sweden, District: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Mary 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 office.

Hollis Manuel
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.


 





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