Aundrea Emerson and Renisha J. Sanders have been named the new president and vice president of Norla Preservation Project, respectively.
Since 2013, the nonprofit has led efforts to raise awareness and appreciation for local history in culture in the north Louisiana.
Emerson is an executive assistant with University Health in Shreveport.
She is a Shreveport native who worked as an Army medic for several years. Emerson returned to the area in 2014 and now volunteers with several area nonprofits including Families Helping Families Region 7, Susan G. Komen NWLA Race for the Cure and University Health's Back to School Fair,as well as Norla.
Emerson said her love for Shreveport history and preservation was sparked by learning the story behind Calanthean Temple.
Sanders is the operations manager with Cardinaux Wealth Advisors in Shreveport. Her passion and commitment to the organization stems from her curiosity of the rich history in the area she resides.
Sanders grew up in Arkansas but moved to Shreveport during her college years. As she’s established roots in the community, she grew to love the cultural heritage the area offers and loves the idea of preserving and transforming properties that may have otherwise been demolished.
The new Board of Directors is as follows: