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2018

End of the Year Press Conference | Gov. John Bel Edwards | 12/20/18 | Newsmakers

Governor Edwards talks about Louisiana’s current loss of population during his End of the Year Press Conference.

Understanding the Political Divide | Charlie Cook | 12/05/18 | Newsmakers

A Shreveport native Charlie Cook is the Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report, a non-partisan publication that is considered one of the most respected and authoritative newsletters on national and state politics in the country. He spoke at the CABL Annual Meeting. On the heels of the mid-term elections, this is sure to be an interesting, entertaining, and informative program you won’t want to miss.

What Happened? The 2018 Midterms | Bob Mann | 11/28/18 | Newsmakers

What Happened? The 2018 Midterms | Bob Mann | 11/28/18 | Newsmakers

Louisiana Book Festival Panel Discussion | 11/10/18 | Newsmakers

Louisiana Book Festival Panel Discussion | 11/10/18 | Newsmakers

Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture | Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr. | 10/31/18 | Newsmakers

Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture | Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr. | 10/31/18 | Newsmakers

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana | Niraj Kumar | 10/2418 | Newsmakers

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana | Niraj Kumar, Director of Business Engineering

Tulane | Pres. Michael Fitts | 10/10/18 | Newsmakers

President Fitts believes students and higher education institutions can set themselves apart in a fast-changing world and ever-shifting economy through the combining of different fields and skills. In his first year at Tulane, he launched task forces to lead the university in deepening its unique strengths for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Cristo Rey: Transforming a Community - One Student at a Time | J.H. Campbell Jr. | 10/03/18 | Newsmakers

J. H. (“Jay”) Campbell, Jr. is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Grocers, Inc. from February 1, 1995, until May 31, 2015, and then was the Executive Chairman, until his retirement in March of 2017. He is currently the Manager of Client Consulting Services, LLC. He began his career at Associated Grocers in 1972 and received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University (L.S.U.) in 1973, and a Juris Doctor - J.D. from the L.S.U. Law Center in 1976.

I-10 Corridor Improvements | Dr. Shawn Wilson | 09/26/18 | Newsmakers

Dr. Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD. Since his appointment, Dr. Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center Panel Discussion | 09/21/18 | Newsmakers

The Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center today examined issues central to the former Louisiana governor’s tenure during its inaugural colloquium. The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette sponsored. Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu moderated. Panelists included Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Dr. Michael Neustrom, Terri Ricks, and Dr. Shawn Wilson.

The Power of Second Chances | Andrew Hundley | 09-19-18 | Newsmakers

Andrew Hundley carries many titles: non-profit organization leader, coalition member, mentor, advocate, college student. But it was not very long ago he also carried the label of being a “juvenile lifer”. This is an informal designation given to the 300 men and women in the Louisiana Department of Corrections who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed

FMOL Health System Update | Mike McBride | 09/12/18 | Newsmakers

With 30 years of healthcare administration experience, Mike McBride joined FMOL Health System in February, 2018 as its President & CEO. FMOL Health System is an integrated health system serving the state of Louisiana. It is a Catholic ministry sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and includes $2B of revenue and 14,000 employees.

BRCC: Two Decades of Excellence | Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib | 09/05/18 | Newsmakers

Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib discusses the success of Baton Rouge Community College in the past twenty years.

The Dinosaur in Your Tree | Dr. Erik Johnson | 08/29/18 | Newsmakers

The Dinosaur in Your Tree -- An Interesting Look at the Birds that Surround Us

Disruption in the Auto Industry | Dennis Cuneo | 8/22/18 | Newsmakers

Dennis Cuneo explains the Disruption in the Auto Industry

State of Crime 2018 | Hillar Moore | 08/15/18 | Newsmakers

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore, III, provides an update on the current state of crime in the parish.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy | 08/08/18 | Newsmakers

U.S. Senator John Kennedy visits the Baton Rouge Rotary Club

Coach Ed Orgeron | 08/01/18 | Newsmakers

Coach Ed Orgeron visits to update the beginning of summer camp for the LSU Football Program that begins in Early September.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Crisis Communications | Stafford Wood | 07/25/18

Stafford Wood talks about the challenges and issues that come in crisis communication.

Via Airlines Transforming Air Service for Mid-Size Markets | Ami Vizer | 07/18/18 | Newsmakers

Via Airlines just announced direct flights from Baton Rouge to Austin and Orlando beginning in September. Hear Ami Vizer's answer to the question, "Why are costs less to fly long distances than they are for short flights?"

Press Conference | Gov. John Bel Edwards | 06/22/2018 | Newsmakers

Press Conference | Gov. John Bel Edwards | 06/22/2018 | Newsmakers

Federal Reserve Bank and the Economy | Adrienne Slack | 06/20/18 | Newsmakers

Federal Reserve Bank and the Economy | Adrienne Slack | 06/20/18 | Newsmakers

Legislative Update | Jeremy Alford | 06/13/18 | Newsmakers

Jeremy Alford gives an update on the state legislature.

Safe Drinking Water: A Human Right | LTG Russel Honoré | 06/06/18 | Newsmakers

Lt. General Russel Honoré meets with The Rotatory Club to discuss Safe Drinking Water, its access and issues throughout the country and even within Louisiana

Update from Washington | Congressman Cedric Richmond | 05/30/18 | Newsmakers

Congressman Cedric Richmond visits The Rotatory Club after a session in Washington, D.C.

Governor Edwards Special Session Speech at ULL | 05/22/2018 | Newsmakers

Governor Edwards Special Session Speech at ULL

New Frontiers in Science at Pennington Biomedical | Dr. John Kirwan | 05/23/2018 | Newsmakers

Dr. John Kirwan is Executive Director of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center and holds the George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition. He also leads the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical and is the Director/Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.

Cyber Security | Haggai Davis | 05/09/18 | Newsmakers

Haggai Davis spoke about "Cyber Security: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business" at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge meeting.

Len Apcar | Spotting Fake News| 04/11/18 | Newsmakers

Len Apcar came to LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in 2015 after nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor first for The Wall Street Journal, and later for The New York Times.

PAR Keynote Address | Walter Isaacson | 04/09/18 | Newsmakers

Walter Isaacson delivered the keynote address for the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana in this Newsmakers

Governor John Bel Edwards | PAR Conference | 04/06/18 | Newsmakers

Governor Edwards discussed Louisiana’s economy and the fiscal cliff at the PAR Conference

The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community | Renee Chatelain | 04/04/18 | Newsmakers

Renee Chatelain of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Deal of the Arts: Baton Rouge's Creative Community."

Susanne Hall | Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED | 03/14/18 | Newsmakers

“Coca- Cola Journey and Our Road to Diversity” Susanne Hall is the Vice President for the West Region of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED.

Survivor of the Holocaust as a Child | Anne Levy | 03/07/18 | Newsmakers

Anne was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Lodz. She was four years old, with a two-year old younger sister, when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939.

Governor John Bel Edwards | 02/28/18 | Newsmakers

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge this week.

Southern University Law Center: Celebrating 70 Years of Access & Opportunity | Chancellor John Pierre | 02/14/18 | Newsmakers

Chancellor John Pierre spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge about the Southern University Law Center's 70th Anniversary.

Jim Engster | Louisiana in the Age of President Trump | 02/07/18 | Newsmakers

Jim Engster “Louisiana in the Age of President Trump”

Jim Bernhard | Bernhard Capital | 01/31/18 | Newsmakers

Jim Bernhard ofBernhard Capital Partners spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Jim Bernhard Story."

Kaylee Hartung | From Baton Rouge to CNN | 01/24/18 | Newsmakers

In this week's Newsmakers, Kaylee Hartung speaks on her transition "From Baton Rouge to CNN" at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence | 01/22/18 | Newsmakers

See the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in this week's Newsmakers.

Louisiana's Redistricting History | 01/19/18 | Newsmakers

Hear about "Louisiana's Redistricting History" in this episode of Newsmakers.

Attorney General Jeff Landry | 01/10/18 | Newsmakers

Attorney General Jeff Landry provided an update in this episode of Newsmakers.

Sharon Weston Broome | Baton Rouge Mayor-President | 01/03/18 | Newsmakers

Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Mayor-President, delivered her "State of the City-Parish" update.

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News and speakers from The Baton Rouge Rotary Club.