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Thursday, October 13

Cleco Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at CLTCC 

4 – 7 pm:  Opening Session & Conference Reception

 

4 pm:  Welcome - Deborah Randolph, IOM, Chamber President followed by Larkin Simpson, EDFP, IOM, Executive Vice President, Louisiana Central

4:15 – 5 pm:  Opening Presenter - Dr. Markey W. Pierré, Author, Motivational Speaker, Board Certified Life Coach - 

Blazing Trails While Bridging the Gap Between Common Divides

5 – 7 pm:  Reception

 

Friday, October 14

The Community Center at England Airpark

8 am – 3:30 pm:  “The Decade She Made” Women In Business Conference

8 am:  Breakfast

8:30 am:  Open and Welcome - Deborah Randolph

 

8:45 am:  Welcome - Mayor Jeff Hall, City of Alexandria 

 

8:55 – 9 am:  Message from Presenting Sponsor - Cade Young, Vice President of Land & Timber, Roy O. Martin

 

9 – 9:35 am:  Sandra McQuain, CEO, McQuain Group - She’s Going the Distance. She’s Going for Speed.

 

9:35 – 9:40 am:  Message from Platinum Sponsor - Shannon Forrest, CNO, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System

 

9:40 – 10:40 am:  Renee Antoine, Executive Director of Women’s Policy, State of Louisiana

 

10:40 – 11 am:  BREAK

 

11 – 11:20 am:  U.S. Representative Julia Letlow

 

11:20 – 11:55 am:  Trudy Poret, President & CEO, Tarpan Construction

 

11:55 – 12:15 pm:  BREAK

 

12:15 – 12:20 pm:  Lunch Introductions - Deborah Randolph

 

12:20 – 1:15 pm:  Lunch / Presentation on behalf of Gov. John Bell Edwards

Keynote Lunch Speaker - Sally B. Rinehart, President of Machine Division, Louisiana CAT - The Decade She Made

1:15 – 1:20 pm:  Monica Doss, Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney - What’s Your Story

 

1:20 – 1:25 pm:  Message from Platinum Sponsor - Gail Leonard, Optimum

 

1:25 – 1:55 pm:  Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller, Licensed Psychologist, ReAlign Counseling & Psychological Services & Dr. Beth Palmer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Holistic Education & Career Development, LSUA - Self-Care: The Savvy Business Woman’s Key to Success

1:55 – 3 pm:  The Savvy Business Woman’s Key to Success Panel Discussion

Facilitator: Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller

Panelists: Dr. Beth Palmer 

Crystal Mitchell, MSN, eMBA, Chief Clinical Officer/Vice President Growth & Development, Southern Evals

Dr. Mary Treuting, Dean, College of Social Sciences & Professor of Psychology, LSUA

 

3 – 3:30 pm:  Closing - Deborah Randolph