Mr. Darryl D. Berger received his B.A., Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1969 and his Juris Doctor from the Tulane Law School in 1972, where he served as a member of Moot Court, and received the 1971 New Orleans Notaries Association Award for Excellence in Real Estate Transactions. He is a past Chairman of the Tulane President’s Council, and has been a member of the Tulane Law School Dean’s Council since 1989. In 2004, he received the Tulane University Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Mr. Berger is President of The Berger Company, Inc., which he founded in 1972. As an investor, developer, and financier of real estate, he has been at the forefront of real estate transactions of all types for nearly four decades. He has been particularly active as a leader in the development of the riverfront of downtown New Orleans, and as a property owner in the Vieux Carré.
Mr. Berger is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including: New Orleanian of the Year, Gambit Newspaper, 1984; the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, 1985; the Institute of Human Understanding Award for Ten Outstanding People of 1985; the Young Leadership Council’s Role Model Award in 1988; the Junior Achievement of Southeast Louisiana Business Leaders Hall of Fame, 1988; the Volunteer Activist Award, 1992; the Weiss award of the NCCJ 2008; Newman School’s Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008; and Anti- Defamation League Torch of Liberty 2009.
Mr. Berger serves as Chair of the Tulane Board of Administrators. In addition to his membership on the Board of Tulane University, Mr. Berger has served as a member of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University from 1990 to the present; was a member of the Board of Governors of the Isidore Newman School, 1983-2004, and Chairman of the Board, 2000-2002; Chairman of the Vieux Carré Commission 50th Anniversary Committee (1984-1986) as well as the VCC 75th Anniversary Celebration 2010-2011; Chairman and Founding Member of the French Quarter Festival, 1985; charter member of the New Orleans Business Council, 1985-present; Chairman of the Louisiana International Council of
Shopping Centers, 1992-1994; founding Chairman of the French Quarter/ Management District 2007-2010; founding Chairman of the Vieux Carré Foundation 2008-2011; Co-Chairman of New Orleans Hospitality Master Plan Committee 2008 – present; Chairman of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation 2011 – present; and member or Chair of numerous other boards and commissions.
A native and resident of New Orleans, Mr. Berger and his sister, Donna Kay Berger, are trustees of the Alex Berger Foundation, an independent foundation established by their father.
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