Leveraging Corporate Resources is a vital strategy to becoming a notable presence in today's business climate. Successful organizations have the ability to adeptly leverage assets to strengthen their market position and achieve their goals. These resources can be intrinsic to the organization or cultivated over time and come from various sources including personnel, technical, geographical and/or intellectual. The Tulane Association of Business Alumni and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University are pleased to present the 2010 forum featuring national and local speakers who will share their expertise and provide practical examples on how to utilize your company's resources to maximize success.

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


Leveraging Corporate Resources

David M. Brain
President & CEO, Entertainment Properties Trust
Kansas City, Mo.
Off-Balance-Sheet Financing: Not Always a Bad Thing

Charles N. Kahn III
President & CEO, Federation of American Hospitals
Washington, D.C.
Health Reform: What is it and What does it Mean

Dean E. Taylor
Chairman, President & CEO, Tidewater Inc.
New Orleans, La.
Distinguishing Your Company in what could be a Commodity Business

Robbie Vitrano
Agency Founder & Chairman, Trumpet
New Orleans, La.

John Winsor
CEO, Victors & Spoils
Boulder, Colo.
Thriving in the Post-Recession, Post-Mass Media Age (a.k.a. NOW!)

Alternative Capital Markets Panel Discussion featuring:


Peter F. Ricchiuti
Burkenroad Professor of Finance & Director of Research, Burkenroad Reports,
A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
New Orleans, La.


J. Marshall Page III
Partner, Jones Walker
New Orleans, La.

Nicolas R. Perkin
Co-Founder & President, The Receivables Exchange
New Orleans, La.

Christopher J. Perry
President and Global Head of Trading Focus Accounts, Thomson Reuters
New York, N.Y.

*As of 9/13/10. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order. Program is subject to change.

2010 Corporate Supporters

Forum Underwriters

Forum Patrons

Forum Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Amedisys Home Health Services
The Companies of Becker & Suffern
Canal Barge Company Inc.
Chaffe & Associates Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
Event Producers
Giardina Family Foundation
Howard Weil Incorporated
Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian
Laitram LLC
Landis Construction Co. LLC
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Neill Corporation
    Paris Parker Salon & Spa
Pan-American Life Insurance Company
Regions Bank
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Wm. B. Reily & Company Inc.

Corporate Sponsors

Auto-Chlor Services LLC
Bourgeois Bennett CPAs and Consultants
Entertainment Properties Trust
First NBC Bank
Foley & Judell LLP
Georges Enterprises LLC
Gillis, Ellis & Baker Inc.
The Kearney Companies Inc.
KFK Group
Koerner Capital LLC
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA)
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
McIlhenny Company - TABASCO® Brand Products
McMoRan Exploration Co.
Montgomery Barnett
Morgan Keegan & Company Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Sanderson Farms Inc.
SEACOR Holdings Inc.
Standard Mortgage Corporation
Stewart Enterprises Inc./Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries
Strategic Employee Benefit Services of Louisiana
Thermo Credit LLC and Globalstar
Wegmann Dazet & Company

Trade Sponsors

Cox Business
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Mignon Faget
Society of Louisiana CPAs
Stationer of New Orleans
Tulane Athletics

Freeman Alumni Sponsors

Blanche Arceneaux, MBA '89
Ann Borne, MBA '87
Oscar Gwin, MBA '83
Kevin McCotter, EMBA '95
Eric Morgan, EMBA '05
Tamela Reites, MBA '08
Michael Willis, MBA '96

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

As of 9/29/10