John E. Koerner, III
John Koerner
John E. Koerner, III

​​​​​​Board of Directors



John Koerner, III is President of Koerner Capital Corporation, serves as a corporate advisor, and actively supports a number of civic organizations. From 1976 to 1995, he was President and co-owner of Barq's, Incorporated and its subsidiary, the Delaware Punch Company, which marketed soft drinks bearing the corporate names nationally and internationally. In 1994, Beverage Industry Magazine named him Executive of the Year. In 1995, after Barq's, Inc. was sold to the Coca-Cola Company, he formed Koerner Capital.

A native of New Orleans, Mr. Koerner is an alumnus of Tulane University, having earned his bachelor of science degree in 1965, a Juris Doctor degree in 1969, and a master's in business administration in 1971. Having served as chairman of the Tulane University Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2003, he still remains active at his alma mater. From 1991 to 1996, he served as the chairman of the Dean's Council at the A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he has lectured as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for many years.

​Mr. Koerner serves on a number of civic boards including the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the National World War II Museum. He served as Chairman of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce for 1995, was a past Co-Chairman of Metrovision, and was the 2002–2003 Chairman of the New Orleans Business Council. Business boards he serves on include: Legg Mason, Inc.; Lamar Advertising Company; St. Charles Pharmaceuticals; Mumboe, Inc.; Selltis; and Geocent.