Al Edwards II
Vice – President and Board Member
Albert Ely Edwards II, is a licensed commercial contractor, a private pilot, a published author and the founding president and CEO of Ely Edwards Enterprises, Inc. A native Houstonian; he received his bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in Premedical Biology in 1995. Edwards earned his FAA Pilot's Certificate in 2005 and his Masters of Business Administration from The Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in 2016. In September of 2001, Ely Edwards Enterprises, Inc., was founded as a solely owned corporation designed to acquire, renovate and manage residential and rental properties in New Orleans, Louisiana and beyond. The company, now owning as many as forty properties in the Greater New Orleans area. The company's largest focus is its effort to eradicate homelessness in the New Orleans area in conjunction with partnering agencies and currently houses dozens of previously rescued homeless individuals and families through such organizations as Unity of Greater New Orleans, Odyssey House and others.
Beginning in 2012, Edwards established the, "Flight for Excellence"; a civic enrichment program for elementary school students. To date, the, "Flight For Excellence", program has taken more one hundred local students on the first flights Beginning in 2018, Edwards will serve as president of Fulton Insurance Agency; a long-existing, full service independent producer which Ely Edwards Enterprises has taken an ownership stake in. Al Edwards II has recently served on the Facilities Task force for the Recovery School District to Orleans Parish School Board transition and has been a board member of Fannie C. Williams Elementary Charter School since 2011. He established the Ely Edwards Enterprises Scholarship Fund for Dillard Students in 2013. He is a man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a member of the Fore!Kids Charitable Foundation and The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.