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FLORES MBA James C. Flores, chairman, president, and CEO, Plains Exploration and Production Company, Inc. Robert M. Wohleber, CEO, Freeport-McMoRan Sulphur, Inc. G. Lee Griffin, CEO, chairman, and president, Bank One, Louisiana, NA Distinguished Speaker Series Spring 2007 Matthew G. Stuller, founder and CEO, and Charles D. Lein, president and COO, Stuller Settings, Inc. James H. Stone, chairman of the board and CEO, Stone Energy Kevin P. Reilly, Jr., CEO, Lamar Corporation John R. Landon J. T. "Tommy" Spinosa Peggy Scott Carroll W. Suggs, chairman, president and CEO, Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. President and owner of Landon Owner and manager of JTS Executive vice president of Blue Cross and Robert C. Davidge, Jr., CEO, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Development Company March 16 Blue Shield of Louisiana A. Emmet Stephenson, Jr., chairman, Startek, Inc. February 2 March 23 Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, chairman and CEO, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Milton Carroll, chairman, president, and CEO, Instrument Products, Inc. All lectures begin at 10:00 a.m. Please visit www.bus.lsu.edu/dss for event details. John D. Folse, owner and executive chef, Chef John Folse and Company For a listing of activities at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/calendar. Kathryn Sullivan, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana James M. Bernhard, Jr., founder, president, and CEO, The Shaw Group, Inc. Richard E. Zuschlag, president, co-chairman, Acadian Ambulance and Air Med Services, Inc. James E. Maurin, founder, chairman, and CEO, Stirling Properties, Inc. Gerald L. Kohlenberger, president, Global Services at ExxonMobil Corporation Roland M. Toups, chairman and CEO, Turner Industries, Ltd. Jeffery A. Kleinpeter, vice president, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, Inc. FLORES MBA FLORES MBA Former Eddie J. Jones, president and CEO, Miami Dolphins Kimberlee Bernson DeBosier, founder and president, Bayside Engineering, Inc. Distinguished Distinguished Frederick E. “Rick” Wolfert, president and CEO, GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services David M. Eppler, president, CEO and director, Cleco Speakers Speaker Series R. Blake Young, executive VP, Dynegy and president,Global Technology, Dynegy K. Randall Russ, president and CEO, Community Coffee Spring 2007 Jan S. Jobe, president and CEO, Pan American Life Insurance Company James T. Hackett, chairman of the board, president, and CEO, Ocean Energy, Inc. Fran Keeth, president & CEO, Shell Chemical L.P. E. Robert Theriot, managing director, Merrill Lynch Private Client Group Carol Calkins, national partner in charge, PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Tax Group Jacqui Vines, vice president & general manager, Cox Communications, Inc. Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Markham McKnight, CEO & president, Wright & Percy Insurance Agency Joseph H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr., president, Associated Grocers, Incorporated John G. Davies, president and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Foundation D. Martin “Marty” Phillips, senior managing director and principal, EnCap Investments, LLC Sandra P. Meyer, VP of customer services, sales and marketing, Duke Power Jonathan E. Martin, chairman and CEO, Roy O. Martin Lumber Company Joseph L. Herring, president and COO, Covance Richard J. Dugas, president and CEO, Pulte Homes Deborah A. Elam, manager, Diversity & Inclusive Leadership for General Electric Company Edward A. Landry, senior partner, Musick, Peeler & Garrett James D. “Denny” Shelton, chairman and CEO, Triad Hospitals Harry T. Hawks, executive vice president and CEO, Hearst-Argyle Television For more information contact: Robin P. Arkley II, president and owner, SN Servicing Corporation David T. Crary Antonio J. Lucio, senior vice president, Insights and Innovation for PepsiCo Associate Dean E. J. Ourso College of Business David P. Steiner, CEO, Waste Management tel: 225/578-8867 • fax: 225/578-2421 Fernando Guerrero, Head of the Global Structured Product Team, Merrill Lynch Produced by LSU Procurement Investment Managers Auxiliary Services • 99282 • 08/06 Kip Knight, Vice President Of Marketing And Category Management, eBay LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access University William S. Slaughter III, president, SSA Consultants 103533 • Design: LSU Design Services • Printing: LSU Printing Services • 4.5M • 11/06 E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS John R. Landon J.T. "Tommy" Spinosa Peggy Scott John R. Landon is president and owner of Landon J. T. "Tommy" Spinosa is owner and manager of JTS, a Peggy Scott is executive vice president of Blue Cross Development Company, which he established in developer of award-winning retail, mixed-use, multi- and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Blue Cross is the 2006. Landon served as co-chairman and CEO of family and office projects throughout the Gulf Coast largest health insurer in Louisiana with $1.8 billion Meritage Homes Corporation from 1997 to 2006. region. in revenues. Landon served as CEO of Legacy Homes, a Texas- Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the JTS team includes Scott has been in her current position since October based firm which he founded in 1987. 86 innovative real estate professionals whose primary 2005. She is responsible for finance, treasury, skills include real property acquisitions and strategic and business planning, actuarial, A 1997 merger between Legacy Homes and Monterey development, construction management and underwriting, plan performance, member services, Homes created the company Meritage Homes, the asset/property management expertise. internal audit, administrative services, and related 13th largest homebuilder in the United States areas. She reports directly to the president and CEO. according to Builder magazine. Landon co-founded Spinosa has acquired and/or developed real property Meritage Homes in 1997 and, under his leadership, valued in excess of $800 million throughout Scott brings a wealth of executive management and the company became one of the premier residential Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. He has finance experience to Blue Cross from General home builders in the United States, with closing participated in joint ventures with such partners as Health System in Baton Rouge, Novant Health, Inc., revenue rising of $3 billion in 2005. During Landon's GE and Teachers Insurance and Annuity. in North Carolina and, most recently, Pan-American FLORES MBA tenure, Meritage Homes built more than 40,000 homes, FLORES MBA Spinosa began his career as a restaurateur, operating the FLORES MBA Life Insurance Company in New Orleans, where she Distinguished ranging from entry level to luxury single family Distinguished Distinguished served as executive vice president of operations and Black Angus Steakhouse, a family-owned business. He detached, condos, town homes, active adult homes, and finance. Prior to these positions, she had a distinguished Speaker for Speaker for moved into real estate in 1980. As a licensed real estate Speaker for two golf courses. The company was named to the career in public accounting and consulting with Deloitte. broker and Louisiana contractor, he began in the 02/02/07 Fortune 1000 in 2005, and ranked one of Fortune's fastest growing companies in America. In addition, Meritage 03/16/07 residential sector developing multi-family communities 03/23/07 She was the first woman ever designated a managing partner of any Deloitte office since the firm's inception throughout South Louisiana, thereafter directing his Homes was named to the Forbes Platinum 400 list of in 1895. efforts toward the development and acquisition of America's best big companies for the third consecutive commercial office buildings. Scott is a CPA and certified valuation analyst, and she year in 2005, and ranked the number one performing has served as an adjunct professor instructing stock in America for five-year total return in 2004. In 1996, Spinosa developed Baton Rouge's first Planned physicians at Tulane University. Her many professional Unit Development (PUD) and mixed-use project, Landon's previous experience includes land acquisition memberships include the American Institute of CPAs, CitiPlace. Currently, Spinosa is the driving force behind and development operations for a large homebuilder, Society of Louisiana CPAs, Healthcare Financial the development of Perkins Rowe, the most state-of-the- sales and land development for the Trammel Crow Management Association and National Association of art mixed-use community in the country. Additionally, Residential Group, and public accounting with Ernst & Certified Valuation Analysts. She is an editorial advisor Rouzan, planned for 2007, will turn 120 vacant acres in Whinney. for the Journal of Accountancy. the heart of Baton Rouge into a classic neighborhood Landon is part of the ownership group which purchased complete with single-family living, condominiums, Scott's community involvement has included volunteer the NBA basketball team the Phoenix Suns in 2004. neighborhood office/retail and civic components. work with the Capital Area United Way and board memberships for the E. J. Ourso College of Business Landon received his undergraduate degree in accounting Spinosa currently serves as a board member of First Dean's Advisory Council, the Superdome, Blood Center, from Louisiana State University in 1980. Bank & Trust, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Tiger Junior Achievement, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Athletic Foundation, and Baton Rouge Growth Coalition. and Camp Fire. She was honored as the 2004 National Financial Executive of the Year by Robert Half The Distinguished Speaker Series is an integral part of the Flores MBA Program. Students gain International and by Tulane University as the 2004 The Flores MBA Program is the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. insight through the series to new ideas and forces shaping American and international flagship academic program of the business from executives who face these issues daily. Interaction with executives provides Scott earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from students significant educational enrichment to complement their classroom curriculum. E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in 1973 and her MBA from This semester we are proud to showcase three executives who are recognized as Tulane in 1992. Louisiana State University. leaders in their industries and communities.
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