Friday, March 22, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

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

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.


Michael A. Fitts, President, Tulane University

8:40 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

Gayle Benson
Owner, New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

How Being Engaged Contributes to Your Career
Heather Boshak, L ’94, Equity Partner, Fox Rothschild
Stephanie Dopson, SW ’97, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Professor KerryAnn O’Meara, Parent, Associate Dean, College of Education, University of Maryland
Dr. Terryl Propper, NC ’77, Endodontic Associates, P.A.

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

Time Management Tips for the Overly Engaged
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: TBA

Getting Started – How to Select Where to Spend Your Time
Sponsored by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans (YLC)
Jessie Schott Haynes, NC ’01, Managing Director, The Helis Foundation Stephanie Powell, Executive Director, Young Leadership Council

Moderator: TBA

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Networking Break


11:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

From Passion to Purpose – When Personal Interests Become Business Opportunities
Clare Donovan, CS ’13, ’14, Creator, FlowGlows
Alicia B. Pierre, B ’04, CEO & Founder, Equilibria
Deshonda C. Tackett, L ’03, Founder, The Tackett Firm

Moderator: TBA

The View from Above – Leaders Share Their Perspective on Engagement
Clare K. Pierce, L ’99, National Head of Risk Management & Chief Fiduciary Officer, U.S. Wealth Management, BMO Financial Group
Kimberly S. Sorrells, NC ’92, Deputy Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Moderator: TBA

Newcomb Scholars’ Stories of Success
Sposored by the Newcomb College Institute and Newcomb Alumnae Association

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by the CFA Society of Louisiana

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Herstory Panel

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, LLP

Moderator: TBA