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April 2019 Meeting

  Topic: “Industrial and Business Outlook for LA and the Nation, 1 PDH
  Speaker: Prof. Eric Smith, Tulane Energy Institute-A.B. Freeman School of Business
  Date: Wednesday April 17, 2019
  Time: 6:00 PM Check-In and Social
  7:00 PM Dinner and Presentation
  Location: Don's Seafood
  4801 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006
  Menu: Menu.bmp
  Cost: $35 person/$15 Student

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"Industrial and Business Outlook for LA and the Nation"

Eric Smith is a Professor of Practice at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. He works with various professors on interdisciplinary projects involving energy issues. He also works with Houston and New Orleans engineering firms and with various regional teams focused on economic development. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate energy courses.

He is a 1965 Chemical Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned an MBA, in 1967, from the A. B. Freeman School at Tulane University. In addition to twelve years of full time academic/advisory experience, he has thirty six years of operational experience, first, in the downstream petrochemical industry, and since 1984, in the offshore drilling and construction sectors.

He has served as a consultant to Louisiana’s Department of Economic Development as well as to Greater New Orleans, Inc. the regional economic development group. In addition, he is the Energy committee co-chairman of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. On occasion, he has also supported reverse trade missions involving energy options in Pakistan, South Africa and Ghana, all sponsored by US government agencies. Finally, he acts as Tulane’s media spokesman for energy issues.

He is author or co-author of reports dealing with LNG, changes in the offshore construction market, Louisiana’s competitiveness in industrial power generation, petroleum coke as a fuel in the domestic power generation market. And, most recently, a report that deals with the positive economic impact of the US shale initiative on the Louisiana economy.