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New Orleans Chamber


Executive VP and COO


Sandra Lombana Lindquist has more than 25 year’s experience in economic and community development in the New Orleans region.  She graduated from the University of Texas and has a master’s degree from Tulane University. She is currently the Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer at the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. 


Sandra has a passion for promoting women’s networking in the workforce.  She is the creator of the New Orleans Chamber’s Power Breakfast and Power Panel and co-creator of the Chamber’s Women’s Business Alliance aimed at helping business people network.  She is a co-founder of the original Women & Wine on Wednesday in which she and her colleagues were recognized as “People to Watch - 2007” by New Orleans Magazine. 


In 2015, Sandra was chosen as one of five locals to represent the New Orleans business community to visit Japan and discuss the importance of resiliency post disasters like Hurricane Katrina. That same year she was nominated as one of 50 women for CityBusiness Women of the Year.  In 2016, she represented the New Orleans Chamber in Leadership Louisiana and graduated from Delgado’s Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program where she learned techniques and tactics in running a successful business.


Sandra is a graduate of the inaugural class of the New Orleans Regional Institute (NORLI) and the Jefferson Chamber Leadership Institute. She has sat on various boards and committees including the Louisiana Industrial Development Executive Association (LIDEA), the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE).


She is married to Eric Lindquist and they have a six-year-old son named Colt.