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Meet the CEO Series

The idea is to have our faculty meet a CEO for an hour. The meeting will not be presentation or agenda-based. Instead, the CEO picks a topic to begin a conversation with faculty and it is an open-ended discussion on any aspect of business that interests the particular group on that particular day.

Expected benefits and outcome expectations are as follows:

  • Input for program and curriculum updating.
  • Ideas for research topics and questions.
  • Real world examples for classes.
  • Source of guest speakers (the CEO or other officers in the company) for classes.
  • Getting our community leaders familiar with faculty and vice versa

Fall 2014 Speakers

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -- Deidre Doucet Toups, President, HB Rentals
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 -- Bob Marlin, Head Coach, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Spring 2014 Speakers

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- Jim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Brenntag North America, Inc (Summary)
  • Wednesday, March 19 ,2014 -- Robert Daigle, Managing Partner, River Ranch Development Co.

Fall 2013 Speakers

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -- Tom Cox, President & CEO, Golfballs.com (Summary)
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013 -- Herbert Schilling II, Chairman, Schilling Distributing Company (Summary)
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -- Reggie Dupre’, CEO, Dupre’ Logistics LLC (Summary)

Spring 2013 Speakers

Fall 2012 Speakers

Spring 2012 Speakers

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 -- Mr. David Callecod, President/CEO, Lafayette General Medical Center (Summary)
  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- Ms. Carolyn T. Doerle, Managing Director/CEO, Doerle Food Services, LLC (Summary)
  • Wedensday, January 25, 2012 -- Mr. Clay Allen, Managing Partner with Allen & Gooch Law Firm and the Managing Director of Westlake Securities, LLC (Summary)

Fall 2011 Speakers

Spring 2011 Speakers

Fall 2010 Speakers

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010 -- Don Begnaud, Founder of Begnaud Manufacturing Inc. (Summary)
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010 -- Howard Lein, Owner, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale, AZ (Summary)
  • Monday, October 4, 2010 -- David H. Welch, President & CEO, Stone Energy (Summary)
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2010 -- Joey Durel, City-Parish President (Summary)

Spring 2010 Speakers

  •     Monday, May 3, 2010 -- Dr. Chuck Lein, former President of Stuller Inc. (Summary)