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Sinclair Oil President to Launch LSU Flores MBA Fall Distinguished Speaker Series

09/21/2011 01:30 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series has been set for this fall and will feature Peter Johnson, Fatrice Tempton and Lenny Lemoine. Johnson will begin the series Friday, Sept. 30, at 9:30 a.m. in LSU’s Energy, Coast & Environment Building.


Johnson is the president of Sinclair Oil Corporation and will speak about his experiences in the oil and gas sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in finance from the University of Wyoming in 1972, and then his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1978. He was admitted to both the Colorado and Utah State Bar Associations. Johnson held marketing and supply positions at Husky Oil Co. in Denver, Colo., and later moved to Washington, D.C., to become a government relations representative. In 1979, he worked as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate counsel for Sinclair Oil, before becoming president of the company’s oil division in 1996.


Johnson, a native of Lovell, Wyo., and his wife, Paula, a University of Wyoming alumna, reside in Salt Lake City. In 2007, the couple donated $1 million to endow the Johnson Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business. Presently, Johnson serves as the vice chairman of the University of Wyoming College of Business Advisory Council and was named the college’s first executive-in-residence in 2004.  


Tempton, area capital projects manager for ExxonMobil, will be the second speaker in the fall Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, Nov. 11, and will discuss multinational topics. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Tempton earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1980.


Tempton began her career with ExxonMobil as an instrumentation and electrical contact engineer at the Baytown refinery in Texas. She held additional technical assignments in the Business Analysis, Process, Mechanical and Technical organizations and, in 1987, moved into a variety of management positions. Shortly after Exxon and Mobil merged, Tempton transferred to ExxonMobil’s Refining & Supply Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., where she held assignments in the Molecular Management Project and Global Best Practices & Networking organizations. During this period, she travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, supporting groups in consolidating heritage work practices into a common best practice. Tempton then transferred to the Baton Rouge refinery in the environmental and operations area. In 2008, she returned to the Baytown facility as the area capital projects manager.


Lemoine, president and chief executive officer of the Lemoine Company LLC, will wrap up the series Friday, Dec. 2, with a presentation focused on the construction industry.


Lemoine, who received his bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1979, began his career in Cottonport, La., as the administrative and financial manager of Cottonport Lumber Company Inc. After the retail lumber yard assets of the company were sold, he became the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cottonport Company Inc., developing operational control systems for consistent growth management and geographic diversification. The company relocated to Lafayette, La., in 1983, and became the Lemoine Company LLC. In January 2001, Lemoine assumed his current title.  


An active member of the Acadiana community, Lemoine is affiliated with numerous professional and non-profit organizations. He has served as president and as a member on the board of directors for the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. He serves on the board of directors and executive committee for the Community Foundation of Acadiana, Acadiana Marine Institute, Lourdes Hospital Foundation and Oakbourne Country Club.


All Distinguished Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Professional attire is required. For more information about Distinguished Speaker Series, contact the LSU Flores MBA Office at or 225-578-8867. For information about the E. J. Ourso College of Business, visit


The LSU Flores MBA Program of the E. J. Ourso College of Business rigorously prepares students to earn an advanced degree that will help them enhance their careers. Traditional, executive and professional tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a program that was ranked 26th nationally among public institutions for return on investment by Forbes. For more information, visit or call 225-578-8867.

E. J. Ourso College of Business