Board of Directors

MELISSA CAMPESI, President/CEO/Chairman of the Board

Ms. Campesi became Chairman of LCTA in June 2013 after serving as Vice Chairman since 2007 where she assisted the Chairman in overseeing the performance of the Fund.

Ms. Campesi brings twelve years of executive management experience to LCTA
having worked in senior management positions at Tulane University Hospital.

As a Vice President, Ms. Campesi served as Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Tulane Physician Clinics. In the midst of her experience at Tulane, Ms. Campesi worked for two years at HCA of Louisiana’s Division Office as the Director of Operations Improvement. She was responsible for improving patient care while negotiating cost saving support service contracts for eighteen hospitals across Louisiana. Ms. Campesi held other management positions at Tulane for an additional seventeen years. Ms. Campesi has a B.S. in Nursing and an MBA degree.

PATRICK CAMPESI, Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Campesi’s vast experience in management positions throughout his career has made him a valuable member of the board of directors. In addition to serving as the vice chairman of the board, Mr. Campesi also serves as the audit committee chair and an investment committee member.

Currently, Mr. Campesi provides oversight and vision for a diverse group of companies as the owner and manager of Crown Enterprises, LLC, a position he has held for more than 20 years. Concurrently, he manages Cooling Tower Technologies, Inc. as its president. His career also includes experience as the cost manager at Manufacturer Enterprises, Inc. and as the office manager of Campesi Enterprises.

Mr. Campesi received his Bachelor of Science in finance from Nicholls State University.


Vision and leadership are part of the skill set that Mrs. Contini lends to the board of directors. She serves on the investment and audit committees.

Mrs. Contini has more than 40 years of experience in international agribusiness and management. She currently serves as part of management for Louis Mechanical Contractors. In her prior position she was the CEO of the Schaffer Group and in that position, she was responsible for guiding and supporting the management team, guiding partnerships, and managing the strategic, financial, and commercial direction for the Schaffer Group.

In addition to serving on the LCTA board, Mrs. Contini also sits on the board of Schaffer International Services, LLC. She is also a member and former chairperson of the Louisiana District Export Council for the U.S. Department of Commerce, an ambassador to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, and a former member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets.


With a career that spans over 37 years, Mr. Weinstein brings an arsenal of skills to the LCTA board of directors.

In addition to his management skills, Mr. Weinstein’s experience as a trial lawyer with a strong background in financial transactions and complicated business disputes makes him an asset to the board. He serves as chairman of the nominating committee and an audit committee member.

Now retired, his career achievements include owning his law corporation, John Haas Weinstein, APLC. During his career, he also served as a managing member of Haas Hirsch Interests and of Weinstein, et al, LLC.

Mr. Weinstein holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance and accounting from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from the Paul Hebert Law Center at LSU. During his collegiate career, Mr. Weinstein played LSU football and was part of the 1970 Southeastern Conference Championship football team.


Mr. D’Angelo founded Investar Bank in Baton Rouge, La., in 2005 and grew the full-service community bank to twenty locations and $1.7 billion in total assets since the inception. He is responsible for all phases of operations and successfully led Investar through its initial public offering in July 2014. Prior to launching Investar Bank, Mr. D’Angelo had 30 years of financial experience including positions with the former Hibernia National Bank and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. D’Angelo is actively involved in the Baton Rouge community. He is currently on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Academy and the Louisiana National Guard Foundation (LANG).  He has previously served as Chairman of the following Boards:  Neese Industries, Baton Rouge Symphony, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, Friends of the Environment, Louisiana Resource Center for Education, and the Neighborhood Association.   In addition, he was a Board Member of Bishop Sullivan Development Committee and Volunteers in Public Schools.

Mr. D’Angelo earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1982 and became a certified public accountant in 1986. He currently serves as the chairman of the investment committee and is a member of the nominating committee of the Board of LCTA.