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Economic Outlook



Learn how the 2019 economic trends will impact your business with a panel of Louisiana business leaders moderated by Advocate editor, Peter Kovacs.


The Advocate is committed to covering the complexities and challenges of Louisiana’s diverse and dynamic economy. We’re kicking off the new year by bringing together a panel of key business leaders for Outlook 2019, a discussion of the opportunities for our state.


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Tuesday January 8, 2019

8AM - 10AM Panel discussion


The Panel:

  • Emile Breaux, President and CEO, Associated Grocers
  • Matt McKay, President and CEO, All Star Automotive Group
  • Teri Fontenot, President and CEO ,Woman’s Hospital
  • David Dismukes,  Executive Director and President, LSU Center for Energy Studies
  • Daryl Byrd, President and CEO, IberiaBank
  • Donna Villar Owner/Broker, Villar &Co. Real Estate, President of Realtors Association
  • Beau Box, President and CEO, Beau Box Real Estate
  • Gregory Bowser, President, Louisiana Chemical Association
  • Mo Vij, President and CEO, General Informatics
  • Christopher Tyson, President and CEO, EBR Redevelopment Authority
  • F. King Alexander President, LSU
  • Phillip May, President and CEO, Entergy Louisiana
  • Brad Lambert Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
  • Adam Knapp, President and CEO, BRAC