2021 Program Schedule

Emergence: Surviving and Thriving in a Reimagined Economy
September 23, 2021

Confirmed Speakers

8 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome & Overview

Brian Banks
President, Tulane Association of Business Alumni
New Orleans, LA


8:05 - 8:50 a. m.

A Look at Healthcare Post Pandemic

I. Steven Udvarhelyi, M.D.
President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Stephanie Mills, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA


8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakout #1, Track A (for those seeking CLE credits)
Trends in Data Regulation and Privacy, and a mature approach to preparing your remote-workforce business going forward

Walt Green
Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP
New Orleans, LA

Ralph R. Russo
Professor & Director of Information Technology Academic Programs, Tulane University, School of Professional Advancement
New Orleans, LA

Breakout #1, Track B (for those seeking CPE credits)
ESG: Money, Meaning and Challenges

Suzanne T. Mestayer
Managing Principal, ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC
New Orleans, LA


9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Break

9:35 – 10:10 a.m.
Cradles of Creativity: What Does it Take to Nourish Great Innovation?

Walter Isaacson
Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane University, Author
New Orleans, LA


10:10 – 10:45 a.m.
The Trilogy of Pandemics: The Future of the American Economy

Marc H. Morial
President & CEO, National Urban League
New York, NY

Richard F. Cortizas
Partner, Corporate Practice Group & Chair, Diversity Group, Jones Walker LLP
New Orleans, LA


10:45- 11:15 a.m.
Ensuring this Reconstruction Lives Up to its Promise

Daryn Dodson
Managing Director, Illumen Capital
Oakland, CA


11:15 – 11:20 a.m.
Break

11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Breakout #2, Track A (for those seeking CLE credits)
Supporting BioInnovation in a More Diversified Economy

Trivia Frazier, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Obatala Sciences, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Breakout #2, Track B (for those seeking CPE credits)
Economic Policies, Economic Shocks and Racial Inequalities

Gary A. Hoover, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Murphy Institute, Tulane University & Professor of Economics, Tulane University
New Orleans


12 – 12:35 p.m.
Challenges in Property Insurance Post 2020

Michelle Goldman
Executive Vice President, RT Specialty
New York, NY


12:35 – 12:40 p.m.
Break

12:40 – 1:25 p.m.
Charging Forward into the Energy Future; How Customers will Determine Success in Tomorrow’s Power Landscape

David D. Ellis
SVP & Chief Customer Officer, Entergy Services, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Matt Dearmon
Director, Innovation Partnerships & Portfolio Management, KeyString Labs by Entergy
New Orleans, LA

Katy Evans
Lead Product Manager, Innovation, KeyString Labs by Entergy
New Orleans, LA


1:25 – 1:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Paulo Goes
Dean, Freeman School of Business
New Orleans, LA

*As of 6/11/21.  Program is subject to change.