Corporate Consciousness. It is doing business in a more responsible, purposeful, entrepreneurial and environmentally friendly manner. It is returning to core business values, finding innovation in simplicity and remaining true stewards of ethical performance and practices. It is giving back to the surrounding community. It is a tried-and-true business concept, yet it is a renewed mindset. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Tulane Business Forum and what better way to celebrate this annual tradition than by examining new, innovative and non-traditional ways of doing business? The Tulane Association of Business Alumni and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University are pleased to present the 2009 forum featuring representatives from the retail, real estate, health care, banking and energy industries. You won't want to miss these subject-matter experts describe how they are putting a new spin on the old way of doing business!

By attending the forum, CPAs can earn five Continuing Professional Education credits and PEs can earn five Professional Development Hour credits.


Click on each photo to learn more about our speakers.



Jon Guidroz

Director of Project Development

Free Flow Power Corporation

New Orleans, La.



D'Juan M. Hernandez

President and CEO

Sun Energy Group, LLC

New Orleans, La.

Eldon Klaassen



Dallas, Texas



Michael L. LeBourgeois


NGP Energy Technology Partners

New Orleans, La.




John Mackey

Chairman and CEO

Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Austin, Texas



Mark Quartermain


Shell Energy North America

Houston, Texas


Gary Jay Saulson

Director of Corporate Real Estate

The PNC Financial Services Group

Pittsburgh, Penn.





Alan R. Yuspeh

Senior Vice President and

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Hospital Corporation of America


Nashville, Tenn.



The Companies of Becker & Suffern
Bourgeois Bennett CPAs and Consultants
Canal Barge Company Inc.
Chaffe & Associates Inc.
Entergy Thermal LLC
Ernst & Young LLP
Giardina Family Foundation
Howard Weil Incorporated
Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian
Laitram LLC
Landis Construction Co. LLC
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Lockheed Martin
LUBA Workers' Comp
Paris Parker Salon & Spa
Pan-American Life Insurance Company
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Tulane University
Wm. B. Reily & Company Inc.
Woodward Design+Build



Auto-Chlor Services LLC
First NBC Bank
Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson LLP
HRI Properties - Pres Kabacoff
KFK Group
Koerner Capital LLC
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA)
Lucky Coin Machine Co.
McDermott International Inc.
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
McIlhenny Company - TABASCO® Brand Products
McMoRan Exploration Co.
Milling Benson Woodward LLP
Montgomery Barnett
Morgan Keegan & Company Inc.
NGP Energy Technology Partners
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Sanderson Farms Inc.
Standard Mortgage Corporation
Stewart Enterprises Inc./Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries
Textron Marine & Land Systems
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Tidewater Inc.
Universal Personnel
Wegmann Dazet & Company



Event Producers
Garrity Printing Inc.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Mignon Faget
Society of Louisiana CPAs
Stationer of New Orleans
Tulane Athletics


The Tulane Business Forum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors.


Questions? Please contact:
A. B. Freeman School of Business
Goldring/Woldenberg Hall
7 McAlister Drive
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-8470