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Speaker Series

ACG Louisiana Speaker Series

The ACG Louisiana speaker series features business leaders from the New Orleans business community and beyond who share compelling stories of entrepreneurship, innovation and growth in Louisiana. 

Guest Speakers of ACG Louisiana

Buddy Roemer, Former LA Governor
Matt Wisdom, Turbo Squid
Peter Harding, CEO, Westway Group
Adam, Knapp, President & CEO Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
Hugh Weber, Former CEO, The New Orleans Hornets
Bob Thomas, Chair of Loyola’s Dept. of Environmental Communications
Arthur Sterbcow, Realtor
Jose Suquet, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Pan American Life Insurance Group
James McNamara, President and CEO, BioDistrict
Leslie Jacobs, Vice Chairman of the Board, NOLA Business Alliance
Allen Frederic, Jr., Managing Memer & CEO, Republic Business Credit
Clayton White, Director of South Coast Angel Fund
Billy Nungesser, President of St. Bernard Parish
H. Merritt Lane, III, President & CEO of Canal Barge
Steve Worthy, CEO Fore Kids Foundation
Brandon Berger, The Berger Company
Michael Brown, COO IBERIA BANK
Doug Thorton, SMG
Gary Solomon, Jr., Solomon Group
Dominik Knoll, CEO of the World Trade Center New Orleans
John Young, Jefferson Parish President
Nic Perkin, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Spear Point Buyout Group
Thomas Leonhard, Jr., HRI President and COO
Jerry Bologna, JEDCO Executive Director
Dennis Roberts, Chairman of the McLean Group
Octavio Mantilla, The Besh Restaurant Group
Chris John, President of Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
Chris Nichols, Founder, MMO Behavioral Health Systems
Christopher Mangum, President & CEO of Servato
Kenneth Purcell, iseats
Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans
Doug Thorton, Superdome and Aviation Board
Aaron Miscenich, President of New Orleans Bio Innovation Center
Lady Fuller, CEO, President and Founder of Blue Jeans Bar
Ralph Maurer, Interim Executive Director of Levy-Rosenblum Institute
Timothy Rusnak, CEO & Principal of Benjamin Franklin
Steve Holzhalb, III, Director of Christwood
Peter Trahon, EY Fraud Investigation
David Gaines, CEO of Systems & Retail Services, Ochsner Health Systems
Eric Smith, Associate Director of Tulane University Energy Institute
Robert Nelson
Al Petrie, Senior Partner at Al Petrie Advisors
Panel Discussion-Quentin Messier, Patrick Comer, Angelle Carriere
Romig, Courtney Williams
Robert Merrick, Chairman & CEO of Latter & Blum
Paul Hilliard, President & Founder of Badger Oil
Marcel Wisznia, Wisznia Architecture & Development
Lawrence Young, Managing Director of AlixPartners
Ben Bell, VP of Activision
Panel Discussion-Jaye Calhoun, James Chappell, Quentin Messier, Kristian Gerrets
David Anderson, Partner at Ampersand