The Knights of Nemesis 15th Anniversary Parade is scheduled to hit the streets of St. Bernard Parish on Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm. This year’s parade will feature 15 floats with 20 marching units and 275 riders. Riders will be throwing a special parade T-Shirt, Medallion Beads, Cups and other novelty items.
This year’s Royal Knight is Guy McInnis. Guy McInnis has served as St. Bernard Parish President since January 2016. Prior to becoming parish president, McInnis was elected Councilman-at-Large East in 2011. In 1985 McInnis graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in Accounting and has an extensive background in finance, and has extensive financial management experience in both the private and public sectors.
At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he was hand-picked to oversee the financial control systems. He has managed businesses and bottom lines for decades including supervising a $12 million sheriff’s department budget as the department’s comptroller.
A career educator, McInnis taught math, business, and horticulture at Chalmette High School for 16 years and coached girl’s and boys’ basketball and softball. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the community in 2005, McInnis helped bring back public education in St. Bernard Parish only three months after the storm flooded the entire community, serving in varying capacities in the school system as the people rebuilt in the aftermath of unprecedented devastation. McInnis, 56, is married for 35 years to the former Laurie Montalbano, a registered nurse, and resides in Chalmette. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.
This year’s Goddess Nemesis is Pamela Krementz Bennett, wife of Jim Bennett, founding board member and current Vice-President of the Knights of Nemesis. She is the proud mother of one child (from a previous marriage) Jimmy Leaber, Jr. Pamela is the daughter of Carmela Calcagno Lamarque and the late David A. Krementz. Pamela graduated from Andrew Jackson, and briefly attended USL, UNO, and St. Bernard Community College. She has worked as a Management Analyst for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (a Federal agency within the Department of the Interior) for the past 17 years. Prior to that, she was employed as an Esthetician and Cosmetologist at Hair Den and The Forum, and as the Office Manager at Lamarque Ford. Pamela is a former Queen of the Krewe of Lourdes and a Junior Maid in Shangri-La and is honored to reign as Goddess Nemesis on their 15th anniversary.
For information about the social or parade, contact Billy Showalter, 504-583-3998 or visit our website, www.knightsofnemesis.org.