Rita Benson LeBlanc, Owner and Vice Chairman, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans
Rita Benson LeBlanc
As Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, Rita Benson LeBlanc is the second-highest ranking executive overseeing management alongside Tom Benson.
LeBlanc’s concentration is focused on the overall governance and the financial and civic impact of the Saints and Pelicans in New Orleans, both regionally and on an international level. Through relationships and collaborations with community partners, LeBlanc has led the organizations as host of multiple Super Bowls and the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, where she served as a Host Committee co-chairman.
Lesa France Kennedy, named “The Most Powerful Woman in Sports” by Forbes, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”), a motorsports entertainment company. She also serves as a Vice Chairperson of NASCAR.