Hall of Distinction 2018 Inductees Announced
February 15, 2018
BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2018 Hall of Distinction Class – Claire L. Cagnolatti and Maurice J. “Skip” Robichaux III. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 16.
“Claire and Skip are successful professionals and outstanding volunteers who have surpassed the criteria we use to determine our Hall of Distinction members,” said Richard D. White Jr., dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. “They are a credit to the college. We look forward to their special evening.”
Cagnolatti is the vice president of chemicals for HSB Solomon Associations LLC, a world-renowned performance improvement consulting firm in Dallas. As a female engineer who launched her career in the late 1970s, she broke gender barriers and was the first female in nearly every position she held.
Cagnolatti graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering in 1978 and a master’s of business administration in 1982. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the E. J. Ourso College. She serves on many other LSU boards including those in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts, the College of Engineering Office of Diversity, and the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering. She is also a lifetime member of the band honor fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.
Robichaux is a partner with KPMG LLP, one of the world’s leading professional service firms. He serves as state and local tax leader for the firm’s west region. A CPA, Robichaux has been with KPMG for more than 30 years getting his start in the firm’s New Orleans office before moving to Houston and Denver. He has experience in federal, state, and local income and franchise taxes as well as sales and transaction taxes.
Robichaux graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1983. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the E. J. Ourso College, chairing the group’s corporate partnerships committee. He has a history of volunteer service including a board role with Special Olympics – Texas.
About the Hall of Distinction
Established in 1996, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who make significant contributions in the areas of business, academia, government or the community. The Hall of Distinction is not strictly limited to LSU alumni but nominees should have some connection with the college.
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