Author Bio

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Elisa Speranza is the granddaughter of Irish and Italian immigrants, raised Catholic, and educated by nuns. Her heritage serves her well as she channels the story of Rose Marino, a daughter of Sicilian immigrants in New Orleans’ “Little Palermo” neighborhood during World War II. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Elisa came to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2002 and forgot to go home. She is a management consultant and board director, with a background in strategic communications, marketing, governance, and organizational excellence.

For more information on Elisa’s professional background, please visit: www.seventhwardstrategies.com