2021 People to Watch in the Capital Region

When we choose our People to Watch each year, we usually look for individuals with big projects on the horizon or who might be shaping policy or impacting part of our community in a significant way.

When considering this year’s list, we looked for another trait, too: People who know how to pivot. After all, it’s what everyone had to learn to do in 2020.

This year’s class includes a tech founder who is helping museums digitize their exhibits, and the owners of a telehealth company that has contributed to COVID-19 testing availability during the pandemic. From a restaurateur who’s found ways to thrive in the toughest of times to a developer who brought Baton Rouge its first shipping container park, each person in these pages found ways to adapt to today’s challenges.

But they all seem to have one thing in common: They are taking 2020’s lessons and moving onward and upward into the future. Here’s what they have planned for a hopefully brighter 2021.

Ellen Ogden

Cameron Jackson

Stephen Hightower

Shareef  O’Neal

Vishal Vasanji & James Davis

Rachel Eggie-Gibbs

Chris Cummings

Arianne Bellizaire

Roberto Ramirez


This article was originally published in the January 2021 issue of 225 Magazine.