Former bank CEO to speak at Southeastern's Livingston Ethics in Business Lecture

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 G. Lee Griffin
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The retired chairman and chief executive officer of Bank One of Louisiana, now Chase Bank, will deliver Southeastern Louisiana University’s James and Evelyn Livingston Business Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, March 8.
     G. Lee Griffin, who most recently served as the LSU Foundation president, will speak on “Put It in Writing – Planning Is Not an Option” at 7 p.m. in SLU Student Union Ballroom A. The lecture is presented by the College of Business and is free and open to the public.
     A graduate of LSU, where he earned a master’s degree in economics and finance, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been named to the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction and the E.J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction.
     Griffin has been a member of numerous organizations, including the Louisiana Bankers Association and the boards of American Bankers Association, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Capital Area United Way, Council for a Better Louisiana and the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. His involvement in health includes serving with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation.
     “We are pleased to present another professional with strong business ethics as this year’s Livingston lecturer,” said College of Business Interim Dean Antoinette Phillips. “Mr. Griffin is an example of a successful individual who generously gives back in service to his community. This is a great opportunity for our students to hear from someone who guides a major corporation.”
     The lecture series was founded in 1984 by Hammond businessman John O. Batson in memory of his long time friend and associate James Livingston. The lecture also honors Livingston’s late wife Evelyn, who was an active community volunteer for many years.

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