President, Gambel Communications
Betsie Meric Gambel
One of the most respected public relations professionals in the Greater New Orleans area, Betsie is a “networker extraordinaire,” and her passion is putting people and ideas together.
A native of New Orleans, she received her Sociology degree from Sweet Briar College. Betsie serves on the boards of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, the Jefferson Chamber and the Clarion Herald. She was president of the Junior League of New Orleans and has served on numerous professional and nonprofit boards, notably the International Association of Business Communicators, Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
A graduate of the Goldman Sachs10,000 Small Businesses Program and certified by the Women Business Enterprise Council, Betsie is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post.
Betsie has been widely recognized for her professional achievements and community service. In 2016, PRWeek named her to its inaugural list of Champions of PR, which honored the top women PR practitioners across the nation. Most recently, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) presented Betsie with the inaugural Regional Leader award. She was the first woman in Louisiana to be inducted into the Southern Public Relations Federation Hall of Fame and was named the United States Small Business Administration Woman Champion of the Year for Region VI of the United States (Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico). She also was twice named a Woman of the Year by New Orleans CityBusiness and a top Woman Achiever by New Orleans Magazine.
Betsie is the proud mother of two grown sons, Gregory who lives in Philadelphia and Meric who lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and she has identical twin grandsons, Collin and William, a granddaughter, Emily, and newest grandson, Sellers, and daughters-in-law, Krista and Page. In her spare time, she loves to travel, bicycle, work out and spend restful weekends in Pass Christian, MS. Betsie treasures her network of friends and her community involvement, and lives life to the fullest, never wanting to miss a beat.
Dominique graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. There, she majored in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. At LSU, Dominique participated in a myriad of on campus organizations and professional groups including the Hidden Treasures Study Abroad Program, Public Relations Student Society of America, Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity and Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.
Dominique has always been passionate about writing, and she loves how PR enables her to tell someone’s story and share that with a broad audience. She has received multiple awards for her efforts in public relations, including the Robert Ewing Honor Scholarship award, Tiger’s Excellence Resident award and TOPS Scholarship. In her free time, Dominique enjoys riding her bike with her father, serving on the New Orleans Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Board, reading crime fiction and always makes it to happy hour at the latest and greatest restaurants around the city.
Anna Grundmann LeDonne
Anna’s background in writing, editing, marketing and advertising naturally positioned her for a career in public relations where she strives to connect people, products, services and like-minded professionals.
Anna graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Society and minors in Political Science, History and Leadership Development. Much of her professional experience stems from four years in publishing, where she most recently served as editor in chief of Sophisticated Woman Magazine, a monthly lifestyle publication based on the Northshore.
Anna also creates and designs jewelry, calligraphy and hand-lettering services for her personal brand—Anna Liv Design. This side project began as a creative outlet and has evolved into a fully integrated e-commerce website where she can share her passions for interior design, DIY projects, fashion, and food.
A native of Covington, LA, Anna currently lives and is actively involved in the Northshore community. She and her husband, Vinnie, recently opened a modern Italian restaurant, Meribo, in downtown Covington.
Rosalind Santos Hall
Rosalind is a multifaceted administrative professional with an extensive background in coordination, research and customer service that stretches beyond the communications industry. While she enjoyed organizing the Gambel team so that the PR magic could be done, she was eager to expand her expertise and soon broadened her skill set to include communications and business logistics, becoming communications coordinator in 2019.
Rosalind graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. Being fluent in both English and Spanish, she holds a standing International Baccalaureate Degree and Bi-Lingual Diploma from The Atlanta International School and can read and write proficiently in Italian, French and Latin.
While at Loyola, Rosalind was an executive board member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority for three consecutive years, handling all Fraternal and Ritual relations, and a member of Alpha Psi Omega Theater Honors Fraternity, having earned honors status in a record, two years. Rosalind is an active member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and is a prospective member of the Daughters of the American Revolution -Vieux Carré chapter. She is also represented by Open Range Management Talent Agency in Louisiana.
Having grown up in the CNN newsroom in Atlanta with her father, Rosalind enjoys the flow of Gambel’s “newsroom style” workspace and values creating a collaborative and organized work environment for her team. Rosalind manages the firm’s social media accounts and website content in addition to coordinating the team’s projects both internal and external. Rosalind is also the founder of Spruce and Rose, an online jewelry boutique specializing in wood, clay and gemstone jewelry. Her designs have been featured by Atlanta influencers Blush & Blossom and Becca Williams, and in 2019 her creations were highlighted as part of the J.Crew Artisan series.
Rosalind lives by the New Orleans Lakefront and enjoys spending time with her family outside of work including her identical twin sister, Alexandra, who resides in Atlanta, husband, Allen, and enormous Great Pyrenees, Willa and her Border Collie, Magnus.