NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The president of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans delivered an optimistic message Tuesday to members of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club.

Dennis Lauscha worked through the ranks before taking over as president of both teams in 2012. Earlier this year, Lauscha was named the 65th Alumnus of the Year at Jesuit High School of New Orleans.

Other featured speakers for the 84th year of the GNO QB Club were Tulane defensive analyst JJ McCleskey, LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Director of Athletic Alumni Engagement Justin Vincent, St. Augustine head coach Nick Foster, and St. Martin’s Episcopal head coach Frank Gendusa.