Dunham Alumni Recognized In 2022 Forty Under 40 Class
November 9, 2022
Every year, the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report honors the Capital Region’s brightest young leaders, innovators and business professionals. The Dunham School is proud to announce that four alumni have been selected for the 2022 Forty Under 40 class:
David Fleshman ‘04
Partner, Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson
David’s professional achievements include:
Serving as outside general counsel to the New Orleans Convention Center and representing Ascension Parish in a major wastewater system transaction
Receiving the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Joseph Keogh Memorial Award in 2019 for outstanding service to the Baton Rouge Community
Developing a growing sports law practice at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, and having the opportunity to help clients navigate the name, image and likeness world.
Currently serves on the board of trustees for The Dunham School and the LSU National L Club board of directors.
Previously served on the board and as chair for the Youth Oasis Children’s Shelter, which serves a crucial need in Baton Rouge.
Otha Curtis “Tre” Nelson III ‘14
Director of Economic Development and Community Initiatives, Ochsner Health
Tre’s professional achievements include:
Providing administrative leadership with the opening and day-to-day operation of Mid City acute care hospital for COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.
Developing a business and community outreach strategy for opening a $30 million, 42,500-square-foot neighborhood medical facility and a #25 million primary and specialty care clinic, both in Ascension Parish.
Appointed to the Northwestern State University Foundation Board of Directors
Currently part of Leadership Baton Rouge cohort, 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge, NSU Foundation board of directors, Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery Charter School board of directors, East Ascension Rotary and Forum 225.
Thomas Tyler ‘04
Deputy Director, Connect LA
Thomas’ professional achievements include:
Assisting with the creation of Louisiana’s first broadband office and establishing it as a thought leader in the country surrounding our broadband access, affordability and digital inclusion problems
Working closely with federal, state and local stakeholders to execute plans to close the digital divide and secure over $250 million to date in new investment in our state.
Being a nationally recognized speaker fluent in a variety of topics surrounding cybersecurity, climate resiliency and digital inclusion.
Live painting at the MTV Music Awards and Super Bowl-affiliated events and celebrity commissions/collaborations with BB King, Floyd Mayweather, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Drake, and Barack Obama among others
Collaborating with OnStar USA Gives Back Mural Project
Supporter of the Catholic Church through Catholic Community Radio, Missionary of Charity Sisters Soup Kitchen, St. Michael High School, Louisiana Right To Life and others including Father Jeff Bayhi’s Metanoia Manor home, a safe refuge for girls rescued from human trafficking.