8:00 AMDoors Open, Continental Breakfast
8:15 AMWelcome Deborah Randolph, IOM, Chamber President & Mayor Jeff Hall, City of Alexandria
8:30 AMRoyOMartin Presenting Sponsor - Scott Poole, President and COO, RoyOMartin
8:40 AMIntroduction of Opening Presenter and Panelists
8:45-9:15 AM“Breaking Barriers” Stephanie Finley, Louisiana Attorney and Keynote Speaker
9:15-9:45 AM“Breaking Barriers” Panel Discussion Stephanie Finley joined by: Sen. Heather Cloud, Louisiana State Senator - District 28 Trish Leleux, Broker and CEO of The Trish Leleux Group Normanique Preston, Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer at CLECO
9:43 AMAlexandria Emergency Hospital, Erin Roes, Chief Nursing Officer
9:45 AMBreak
10:00-10:35 AMThe Three R’s and the LSUA College of Business Dr. Randall Dupont, Dean of the LSUA College of Business, Launchpad, Cenla Economic Dashboard Evelyn Jones, LSBDC Business Consultant-LSUA, Small Business Development Center
10:38 AMRapides Regional Video
10:40 AMWhat’s Your Story? Jannease Seastrunk, M.S., Senior Vice President, Red River Bank
10:45 AMBreak
11:00-11:40 AMOvercoming Gender Bias with Leadership Dr. Heather Poole, Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Services and Foundation Relations at Central Louisiana Technical Community College
11:40 AMDonna McMickens, Louisiana Eye and Laser
11:40 AMWhat’s Your Story? Kristen Lemoine, Aspen Bleu
12:00 PMLunch Served
12:25 PMCrystal Mitchell, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
12:30 PM"Women Empowered: Together WE will lead Louisiana to Prosperity" Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education, Board of Regents, State of Louisiana
1:00 PMCivility: Does it Matter? Julie Stokes, Executive Director, Ellevate Louisiana
1:45 PMPenny Wagoner, Suddenlink/Altice Regional Sales Manager for Louisiana, Mississippi, & portion of Arkansas
1:45 PMBreak
2:03 PMLeigh Ann Purvis, Director of Marketing, Red River Bank
2:05-2:35 PMHow to Overcome the Overwhelm and Get Your Life Back Christy Pennison, LPC-S, Founder of Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting
2:35-2:50 PMPlaying To Win Dr Mary Beth Palmer, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Louisiana College
2:50-2:52Crest Industries Video
2:53-3:35 PMWalking on Sunshine or Broken Glass Sandra McQuain, Executive Director, England Economic & Industrial Development District
3:35-3:45 PMWrap Up, Door Prizes