Tulane Business Forum

37th Annual

Purpose-Driven Business—How to Profit and Make a Difference

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Venue: The Great Hall in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

7:45AM Registration & Continental Breakfast | 8:15AM - 1:45PM Conference

The Tulane Association of Business Alumni and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University are pleased to present the 37th annual Tulane Business Forum, a half-day event and the largest general business conference of its kind, attracting 750+ business professionals and representing over 200 companies. The forum features both national and local speakers who address a variety of topics of general business interest. It also presents an excellent opportunity to network with a diverse group of industry leaders.

Again this Year: Attorneys can get 4 hours (three are general credits; one is for Professionalism) of Continuing Legal Education for attending the forum; Certified Public Accountants can get 5 hours of Continuing Professional Education credits; and Professional Engineers can get 5 hours of Professional Development Hours.

Presented By
	Tulane University Freeman School of Business

2016 Corporate Supporters*

Forum Underwriter

Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors

Presenting Media Sponsor

The New Orleans Advocate

Raising the Bar Partner

Phelps Dunbar LLC

Reception Underwriters

Sazerac Company
Republic Distributing
Crescent Crown

Technology Partner

Bellwether Technology Corporation

Forum Patrons

Forum Sponsors

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Biz New Orleans
Entergy Services Inc.
LCMC Health
Reactwell LLC
SCI/Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries
Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation

Executive Sponsors

  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Aimee Freeman Consulting
  • Becker Suffern McLanahan Ltd.
  • Bourgeois Bennett CPAs and Consultants
  • Broadmoor LLC
  • Canal Barge Co. Inc.
  • Chaffe & Associates Inc.
  • Event Producers
  • EY
  • First NBC Bank
  • Giardina Family Foundation
  • Gillis, Ellis & Baker Inc.
  • Globalstar
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lachin Oubré & Associates APC
  • Laitram LLC
  • Landis Construction Co. LLC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA)
  • LUBA Workers' Comp
  • Marsh Inc./Mercer
  • Pan-American Life Insurance Company
  • The Port of New Orleans
  • Postlethwaite & Netterville
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Raymond James
  • Society of Louisiana CPAs
  • Wegmann Dazet & Company CPAs
  • Wm. B. Reily & Company Inc.
  • Woodward Design+Build

Corporate Sponsors

  • Auto-Chlor Services LLC
  • Barriere Construction Company LLC
  • Bernhard MCC LLC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Williams LLP
  • Cooper Consolidated LLC
  • Dardis Couvillon & Associates - Financial Planning and Insurance
  • Deloitte
  • Devall Towing & Boat Service
  • Ericksen, Krentel & LaPorte LLP
  • Foley & Judell LLP
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Georges Enterprises LLC
  • Home Bank
  • HRI Properties - Pres Kabacoff
  • HUB International
  • Jones Walker LLP
  • The Kearney Companies Inc.
  • Legier & Company apac
  • Lockton Dunning Benefits
  • LongueVue Capital
  • Louisiana CAT
  • McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
  • McIlhenny Company - TABASCO® Brand Products
  • Sanderson Farms Inc.
  • South Highland Ventures LLC
  • Standard Mortgage Corporation
  • Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
  • Tidewater Inc.
  • Willis Towers Watson

Trade Sponsors

  • Mignon Faget
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans

Freeman Alumni Sponsors

  • Michele Lopiccolo, MBA ’98
  • Thomas P. Spiers, MBA ’01
  • Enping Wu, MFIN ’17

The Tulane Business Forum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its sponsors.

*As of 8/2/16. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order. Program is subject to change.

Program Schedule

7:45 a.m.

Registration Begins
Continental Breakfast
(Great Hall Pre-Function Area)

8:15-8:25 a.m.

Scott P. Cunningham

President, Tulane Association of Business Alumni
New Orleans, La.

Forum Procedures
(All morning session presentations will take place in Great Hall A)

8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

Michael A. Fitts

President, Tulane University
New Orleans, La.

Welcoming Remarks

8:45 - 9:20 a.m.

Dr. David E. Altig

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga.

Economic Outlook and the Policy Environment

9:20 - 9:55 a.m.

Alan M. Leventhal

Chairman & CEO, Beacon Capital Partners
Boston, Mass.

The Future of Our Cities—The Challenges and Opportunities

9:55 - 10:20 a.m.

(Great Hall Pre-Function Area)

10:20 - 10:55 a.m.

Shannon L. Schuyler

Principal, Chief Purpose Officer & Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC US and President, PwC Charitable Foundation
Chicago, Ill.

Putting Purpose to Work: Engaging a Workforce Searching for Purpose

10:55 - 11:30 a.m.

Calvin Clifford "Trey" Fayard

Founder & CEO, GLO
New Orleans, La.

Business From 25,000 Feet

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Deborah A. Elam

President, GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer, GE
Fairfield, Conn.


Kim M. Boyle

Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP
New Orleans, La.

Morning Keynote Presentation:
A Conversation with Deb Elam on Leadership, Diversity & Philanthropy

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Begins
(Luncheon and afternoon session presentation will take place in Great Hall B-C)

12:50 - 1:00 p.m.

Ira Solomon

Dean, A. B. Freeman School of Business
New Orleans, La.

Luncheon Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Introduction

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Mark Brown

President & CEO, Sazerac Company
Louisville, Ky.

Luncheon Keynote Presentation:
From a Bar in the French Quarter to Global Spirits Company in 166 Short Years

1:45 p.m.

Ira Solomon

Closing Remarks

*As of 7/19/16. Program is subject to change.

Event Parking

Parking is available at the following locations*:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Parking lot F on Convention Center Blvd.

Rate is $15 per vehicle and $25 for oversized vehicles (12+passengers) Please allow enough time to walk to The Great Hall area if you choose this option, as it is closer to Mardi Gras World, and the The Great Hall is closest to the Riverwalk Surface Parking Lot.

Riverwalk Surface Parking Lot - Convention Center Blvd. between the Hilton and the Morial Convention Center

Rate is by the hour and depends on the number of hours you stay.

*The Tulane Business Forum does not offer validated parking.