Taylor Gilbert and Nene Gianfala host Tulane Business Forum

November 3, 2022


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Galerie de Galatoire was both the venue and the underwriter for the recent Tulane Business Forum Reception, the 43rd annual one and the first in-person assemblage since 2019. “Open for Business: Celebrating the Economic Momentum of the Gulf South” themed the forum chaired by Taylor Gilbert and Chris Williams. Significant support came from BXS/Cadence Insurance & Entergy Corporation, the forum underwriters; The Times-Picayune | Nola.com, the presenting media sponsor; Phelps Dunbar LLP, the Raising the Bar Partner; and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, technology partner.

Guests at Galerie de Galatoire savored the cuisine by Galatoire’s Restaurant with such attractions as beef tartare, canapes, blinis, tuna crudo, foie gras, vichyssoise, glazed pork loin, and assorted desserts. Perfect Presentations did the eye-catching flowers.

Notables included A.B. Freeman School of Business Dean Paolo Goes; Tulane Association of Business Alumni Nene Glenn Gianfala, who opened the forum with welcome remarks and co-chaired the Forum Sponsor Team with Louis David, Gilbert and Williams; and, among the speakers, Ray Jeandron, partner, Longue Capital, and Jose E. Cil, CEO, Restaurant Brands International Inc. Jennifer McCausland coordinated the forum. One of the forum’s highlights was the special announcement by Tulane President Michael A. Fitts and LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn of the new Tulane | LCMC partnership.about:blank

Also making reception rounds and answering to business titles were Randy Giveans, Melvin Rodrigue, Michael Sawaya, Tim Hemphill, Alfredo Sanchez III, Rick Rees, Allison Piper Kimball, Mark Preston, Larry Smith, David Rieveschl, and Bill Hudlow. “Open for Business” set several stages.