Friday, March 22, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Registration Opens


5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Goldring/Woldenberg Complex Atrium


6:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Virginia (Ginny) Wise, Senior Vice President of Advancement, Tulane University


Saturday, March 23, 2019

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Qatar Ballroom

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.


DeAnn Golden, NC ’92, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Michael A. Fitts, President, Tulane University

8:40 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

Gayle Benson
Owner, New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

How Being Engaged Contributes to Your Career
Panelists will share how being involved in their community, professional organizations, and within the workplace has contributed to their success.

Room #203 Stibbs

Heather Boshak, L ’94, Equity Partner, Fox Rothschild
Stephanie Dopson, SW ’97, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
KerryAnn O’Meara, Parent, Associate Dean, College of Education, University of Maryland
Dr. Terryl Propper, NC ’77, CEO, Endodontic Associates; Vice President of Dental Operations, Endontic Practice Partners, LLC

Moderator: Kelly Longwell, B ’91, Director, Coats Rose

Time Management Tips for the Overly Engaged
Learn how to manage multiple time commitments while remaining effective and productive.

Room #201 Race
Sponsored by Amy M. Brumfield, CPA, MBA, CGMA, B ’10

Kathlyn Perez Bethune, L ’06, Shareholder, Baker Donelson
Judge Diane Lundeen, NC ’89, OWC District 8, New Orleans, and Owner of Petcetera
Stephanie R. Traband, L ’98, Partner, Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

Moderator: Jesse Hartley, Director of Alumni Engagment, Tulane University

Getting Started – How to Select Where to Spend Your Time
Panelists will share advice on how to decide which organizations, committees, and social groups are worth your time and effort.

Room #202 Rechler
Sponsored by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans (YLC)

Jessie Schott Haynes, NC ’01, Managing Director, The Helis Foundation
Alysia Kravitz Loshbaugh, NC ’00, PHTM ’01, B ’11, Assitant Vice President for Business Relationship Management, Office of the CIO, Tulane University
Stephanie Powell, Executive Director, Young Leadership Council

Moderator: Leann Moses, L ’89, Partner, Carver Darden

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break


11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

From Passion to Purpose – When Personal Interests Become Business Opportunities
Learn how to develop an idea or cause that is important to you into your own business.

Room #203 Stibbs

Clare Donovan, CS ’13, ’14, Creator, FlowGlows
Alicia B. Pierre, B ’04, CEO & Founder, Equilibria
Deshonda Charles Tackett, L ’03, CEO & Founder, The Tackett Firm. PLLC and Pout an Pavement, “POP”!

Moderator: Sherry Hoffman, NC ’84, Co-Founder/Principal Brand Strategist, March Studio and Professor /Faculty Director, Designmatters, Art Center College of Design

The View from Above – How Leaders Perceive Engaged Employees
Find out why top executives value employees who are engaged in the workplace and in professional organizations and how it contributed to their professional growth.

Room #202 Rechler
Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management

Dr. Mary Killackey, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Tulane School of Medicine
Michele Lopiccolo, B ’98, Vice President, Human Resources, Entergy
Clare K. Pierce, L ’99, National Head of Risk Management & Chief Fiduciary Officer, U.S. Wealth Management, BMO Financial Group

Moderator: Millie Bradley, NC ’73, B ’75, General Auditor, ExxonMobil Corporation (Retired); Board Member, United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas

Newcomb Scholars’ Stories of Success
Newcomb Scholars alumnae will share how being involved in the program contributed to their professional engagement and growth.

Room #201 Race
Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute and Newcomb Alumnae Association

Julia S. Chen, MPH, PHTM ’13, Global Health Communications at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tam Dukich, SE ’14, Physician Assistant Student, Rush University
Amanda V. Hardy, LA ’14, SE ’14, Louisiana State University Health Sciences-Shreveport School of Medicine

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by the CFA Society of Louisiana

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Herstory Panel

Alumnae will share their career stories – how they have achieved success, overcame challenges, and learned valuable lessons along the way.

Kelly N. Cook, B ’08, ’09, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Cheif Marketing Officer, Pier 1 Imports
Dr. Trivia Frazier, SE ’08, M ’12, B ’18, President and CEO of Obatala Sciences
Andrea Sparks, NC ’92, Director, Texas Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team
Jura Zibas, NC ’84, Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker

Moderator: Erica Washington, PHTM ’09, State of Louisiana, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section

2:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks