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Area leaders to share experiences at Southeastern Business Week Nov. 5-8

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Approximately 100 guest speakers from a variety of business related fields will share their real-world experiences with Southeastern Louisiana University students during the College of Business’s annual Business Week Nov. 5-8.

     The speakers include small business owners, corporate presidents, engineers, insurance agents, information systems directors, sales consultants, chief financial officers and individuals from a number of levels of government.

     “Business Week gives us an opportunity for the College of Business and its students and faculty to connect with a large variety of individuals from the world of business and government,” said Randy Settoon, dean of the College of Business. “These leaders speak on a wide range of topics and provide lessons they’ve learned over the years of their experience.”

     Presentations are held in Garrett Hall and are open to students, faculty and the public on a space available basis. A schedule and more information can be found at

     This year’s event – which is part of Southeastern’s Homecoming Week – will feature a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Twelve Oaks. New Orleans insurance executive Michael Gray, president of The Gray Insurance Company, will be the guest speaker. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Tulane University’s MBA program, he joined the family-owned company in 1982 and was named president in 1996. The dinner, which is by invitation, is made possible through the Chaucer Business Week Endowment provided by William and Cheryl Chaucer of Hammond.

     For more information about Business Week, call 985-549-2258. For information about Homecoming 2007, call the Alumni Association, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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