Southeastern College of Business to host Executive Business Forum


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Executive Business Forum logo
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business will host its first Executive Business Forum in St. Tammany Parish. The event is designed to bring critical information to the Northshore in the areas of talent, technology, and the economy.  
     The forum is scheduled Thursday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Castine Center in Mandeville, located at 63350 Pelican Dr.
     “Our Executive Business Forum is designed for decision makers on the Northshore with information our business leaders need to navigate in the future,” said College of Business Dean Tará Lopez. “Our presenters will take national business issues and tailor the information for Northshore businesses. The attendees will leave well-informed and energized with solutions-focused information needed to plan for the future.”
     Forum speakers include Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Susan Bonnett Bourgeois; Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple; Ted Abernathy, managing partner of Economic Leadership, LLC; Kristy Davis, global director of innovation and artificial intelligence strategic consulting at The Channel Company; General Informatics CEO and President Donald Monistere; and more to be announced.
     The cost to attend the Executive Business Forum is $250 for general seating and $200 for Southeastern Alumni general seating. Table sponsorships are also available.  
     First Guaranty Bank and Argent Trust Company are this year’s catalyst sponsors. Sponsors and attendees will have exclusive opportunities for companies and organizations to showcase their products and services; increase visibility with executives in the region; develop and nurture professional relationships; and support the talent development in the Southeastern College of Business.
     For more information or to register, contact Southeastern’s College of Business at 985-549-2258 or, or visit

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