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Louisiana Looking Up 2013 Set for September

07/30/2013 11:02 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association, in conjunction with the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, will host Louisiana Looking Up on Thursday, Sept. 12. This annual afternoon event, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will feature prominent business speakers from around the country. Premier Sponsors for 2013 are Talk 107.3 FM and Entergy. Just as last year, Louisiana Looking Up will be held at the LSU Business Education Complex.

According to LSU MBAAA President Craig Juengling, Louisiana Looking Up is a tremendous networking opportunity for all attendees and serves as a way for the association to help support the LSU Flores MBA Program. The association works to aid the LSU Flores MBA Program with jobs and internships for students, increased program visibility and recognition and increased financial support and student engagement through mentoring and other means of connecting with alumni.

“We are pleased to once again cohost a preeminent business event in the capital region,” Juengling said. “For this year’s event, we are proud to welcome Halimah DeLaine Prado, director of Legal at Google, as our keynote speaker.”

Scheduled panelists for Louisiana Looking Up are:

  • Charles Caldwell III and William McGehee,  co-founders, Tin Roof
  • Renae Conley, executive vice president, Entergy              
  • Jay Jackson, chief executive officer, Stuller
  • Shawn Usher, chief executive officer, Sparkhound


Gordy Rush, vice-president and marketing manager for Guaranty Broadcasting, will serve as emcee for the event.

Louisiana Looking Up will begin at 1:30 p.m., and a reception from 4:30 until 5 p.m. will follow. Cost of admission for individuals is $100, $50 for LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association members, and $25 for LSU Flores MBA Program students. For more information about this year’s keynote speaker and panelists, visit To register for the event, click here.

Sponsorship opportunities for Louisiana Looking Up are still available. For more information, contact Juengling at or Sheila Pounders, Sponsorship Committee chair, at

The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association exists to mentor the LSU Flores MBA program’s students, fund strategically imperative curricula and connect alumni to the college and the students. The group’s relevancy is determined by achievement of key metrics through giving of time, talent and treasure necessary to add value to the program and membership.

Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for our global work environment.

E. J. Ourso College of Business