Louisiana Looking Up 2014 Set for Oct. 23

09/05/2014 03:05 PM

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, Oct. 23. This annual afternoon event, celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, will be held at the Business Education Complex, home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. Entergy and Talk 107.3 FM are this year’s premier sponsors.

According to LSU MBAAA President Craig Juengling, this year’s edition of Louisiana Looking Up offers attendees a mix of entrepreneurship, education and non-profit information.

“As always, we wanted to infuse current topics,” Juengling said. “The speakers we have this year shed light on entrepreneurship in Louisiana in ways that many may not have thought about before.”

Juengling added that the information this year’s speakers will share will be translatable to almost every business and that Louisiana Looking Up is still a tremendous networking opportunity for all attendees. Proceeds from the event will help the MBAAA support the LSU Flores MBA Program, allowing the association to assist students who wish to study abroad.

John Davies, president and chief executive officer of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation will serve as keynote speaker. Other speakers scheduled to attend are:

  • Sarah Broome, executive director, Thrive BR       
  • Darrin Goss, president and CEO, Capital Area United Way
  • Stafford Kendall, co-founder and principal, Covalent Logic; and
  • Chris Wadsworth, founder, Triumph Kitchen


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 p.m. until 5:30 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 www.business.lsu.edu/llu. To register for the event, visit http://business.lsu.edu/alumni-external-relations/Flores-MBA-Alumni-Association/Pages/Louisiana-Looking-Up-Seminar-Reception.aspx.

Sponsorship opportunities for Louisiana Looking Up are still available. For more information, contact Juengling at juenglingc@juengling.us or Shalan Randolph at shalan.randolph@me.com.

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. Our relevancy is determined by achievement of key metrics through giving our time, talent, and treasure necessary to add value to the program and our 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.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014