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ACG CUP Competition - Fourth Annual
Fourth Annual ACG Louisiana CUP Competition

The ACG Cup is an M&A case study competition hosted annually by ACG chapters across the country that is designed to give MBA students real world experience and invaluable insights into the areas of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and financial advisory services. This year’s event was sponsored by Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C., First NBC, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC and The Laitrum Corporation and hosted by E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU. ACG Cup was organized by Nene Gianfala, Assistant Vice President at Chaffe & Associates and Chair of the ACG Cup Committee. Other committee members include, Lester Alexander of Jefferson Capital Partners, Jennifer Fletcher of Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte, LLP and Matthew Miller of Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC. 

The winning team from the B.I. Moody III, College of Business Administration, MBA Program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, consisting of Rick Kennedy, Scott Guidry, Shaun Trahan, John P. Leleux and Jacob Nugier took home the ACG Cup and $2,500 cash.  

ACG Louisiana Board of Directors

2014 Officers 
  Robert B. Brickman
  Postllethwaite & Netterville  

Vice President of Membership 
Matt Miller
Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer

Vice President of Programs
David Rieveschl
Baker Donelson

Vice President of Sponsorships
Ken J.Najder
Jones Walker

Jaye A.Calhoun
McGlinchey Stafford

Claude Silverman
Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte

2014 Directors

Taste of New Orleans Chair
Lester F. Alexander, III
Jefferson Capital 

Awards Chair
Vanessa Brown Claiborne
Chaffe & Associates

Frank deVay
Chaffe & Associates, Inc.

Aaron Z. Dirks
Dirks Capital, LLC

Phillip E. Gordillo
Whitney Bank

Leon Rittenberg, III
Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer

Scott T Whittaker
Stone Pigman Walter Wittmann

Hank Wolf
McGriff, Seibels & Williams

Immediate Past President
Dorothy Clyne
J.P. Morgan

Welcome to ACG Louisiana

ACG Louisiana, a regional chapter of ACG, Association for Corporate Growth, is a non-profit organization created to facilitate the networking of business professionals in Louisiana and the surrounding areas. Our monthly luncheon meetings feature business leaders who speak about the development of their companies or on topics of interest to business professionals. Visit our EVENTS page for information on future meetings.


We host several events in addition to our monthly luncheon meetings, which include the CUP Competition, Awards Dinner (May) and Taste of New Orleans (October), a venture capital, private equity, bank networking event.  Our annual dues are $420 per year which includes attendance at our monthly luncheon meetings as well as members rates for other ACG events.  We continue to attract corporate executives, capital providers and industry professionals to Louisiana in our efforts to help develop and grow companies in our region.

Members have access to the ACG Membership Directory, ACG Capital Link, and the monthly ACG publication, Mergers & Acquistions.

Taste of New Orleans 2014
ACG Louisiana Announces "Louisiana's Got Talent Expo"
ACG Energy Case Competition & Awards
Join Young ACG Louisiana

The Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth has initiated Young ACG Louisiana to provide younger professionals in the local business community the benefits of ACG membership at a discounted annual rate.  It also allows Young ACG Louisiana members access to exclusive Young ACG educational programming and social events.

Chapter Events
ACG Louisiana-November 4, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
11:30 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:30 PM

Luncheon Meeting Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans Networking 11:30 am Luncheon 12:00 pm Guest Speaker: Tim Rusnak, CEO, Benjamin Franklin High School

Click here to see the full event details

ACG Louisiana November Guest Speaker-Dr. Tim Rusnak
ACG Louisiana 2014 Chapter Sponsors
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