Tulane Business Forum

37th Annual

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Venue: 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 3 hours 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

Crescent Crown

Forum Patrons

Forum Sponsors

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Entergy Services Inc.
LCMC Health

Executive Sponsors

  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Aimee Freeman Consulting
  • Bourgeois Bennett CPAs and Consultants
  • Broadmoor LLC
  • Canal Barge Co. Inc.
  • Chaffe & Associates Inc.
  • Event Producers
  • EY
  • First NBC Bank
  • Gillis, Ellis & Baker Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Landis Construction Co. LLC
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA)
  • LUBA Workers' Comp
  • Marsh Inc./Mercer
  • Raymond James
  • Society of Louisiana CPAs
  • Wm. B. Reily & Company Inc.
  • Woodward Design+Build

Corporate Sponsors

  • Auto-Chlor Services LLC
  • Barriere Construction Company LLC
  • Bernhard MCC LLC
  • Blue Williams LLP
  • Dardis Couvillon & Associates - Financial Planning and Insurance
  • Devall Towing & Boat Service
  • Foley & Judell LLP
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Georges Enterprises LLC
  • Home Bank
  • HUB International
  • Jones Walker LLP
  • The Kearney Companies Inc.
  • Lockton Dunning Benefits
  • LongueVue Capital
  • McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
  • South Highland Ventures LLC
  • Tidewater Inc.

Trade Sponsors

  • Mignon Faget
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans

Freeman Alumni Sponsors

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

*As of 6/20/16. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order. Program is subject to change.

Program Schedule

7:45 a.m.

Registration Begins
Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:25 a.m.

Scott P. Cunningham

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

Forum Procedures

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.


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.


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. - 12:15 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

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon Begins

12:40 - 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 6/20/16. Program is subject to change.