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Stephen Moret to Serve as Guest Speaker for LSU PMBA Dinner

05/08/2012 04:16 PM

BATON ROUGE – Stephen Moret, secretary for the Department of Economic Development of Louisiana, will serve as the guest speaker at the LSU Flores Professional MBA Dinner, which will be held Wednesday, May 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at Juban’s Restaurant. Juban’s is located at 3739 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.  


Moret, who has served as secretary of Louisiana Economic Development since January 2008, earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from LSU, his MBA from Harvard Business School and was the recipient of the Dean’s Award during that time. Additionally, Moret is a graduate of Leadership Louisiana.


As the leader of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s economic development team, Moret is focused on transforming LED into one of the top state-level economic development agencies in the country. Moret’s vision is for LED to become a fast, creative and highly responsive partner for corporate executives and site selection consultants, a champion for small business and other existing Louisiana employers and the architect of Louisiana’s economic renaissance. Some of LED’s top wins under Moret’s leadership include landing Louisiana’s fifth Fortune 1,000 headquarters, attracting EA’s first North American test center and recruiting the first nuclear module manufacturing facility in the U.S., as well as establishing LED’s highly acclaimed new workforce development initiative, LED FastStart.


Prior to being appointed by Jindal, Moret served as president and chief executive officer of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Under his leadership, BRAC grew into a national-caliber regional economic development organization. Revenues tripled at BRAC during Moret’s tenure, following the launch of “The Campaign for a Greater Baton Rouge,” a five-year, $15 million economic development initiative for the nine-parish Capital Region. Additionally, BRAC received dozens of national awards.


PMBA students interesting in attending the dinner were asked to RSVP by Friday, May 1, by contacting Karen Garner at or 225-578-4090.


The LSU Flores MBA Program is the E. J. Ourso College of Business’ flagship program and rigorously prepares students to earn an advanced degree that will help them enhance their careers. Full-time, executive and professional tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a program that was ranked No. 26 nationally among public institutions by for return on investment. For more information, visit or call 225-578-8867.

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