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Panelist Bio


Ken Naquin
CEO, Louisiana Associated General Contractors

Ken Naquin serves as Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Associated General Contractors (LAGC), a statewide construction trade association headquartered in Baton Rouge representing over 600 building, highway, heavy utility, and industrial construction firms. LAGC members work every day under state contracts for DOTD, Facility Planning and CPRA so we are familiar with the contracts that the state offers our members. Contract provisions vary from Department to Department, however, there are industry standards for those agencies.

Among his other affiliations, Mr. Naquin serves as a Board member with the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation and a Trustee for the Contractors Educational Trust Fund. He also serves on the Construction Industry Advisory Councils at Louisiana State University and Baton Rouge Community College. Mr. Naquin is the Treasurer for the South Central Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund in Livonia, LA and also as Secretary/Treasurer for Louisiana Good Roads & Transportation Association. He is also a registered lobbyist.

Mr. Naquin is a 1978 Graduate of Louisiana State University in Construction Management, B.S.

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     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell
- Allison A. Jones; Jones & Wilhite
- Janice Lansing, Governor Edwards’ Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and Southern University Vice President for External Affairs, Robyn Merrick, host the discussion.


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