Lake Charles Session Agenda

2018 Closing Session
Lake Charles
November 14-16th

Wednesday, November 14th

Dress: Business Casual

6:00                 Meet in Lobby of hotel to carpool to Reception.

6:30 – 8:30      Opening Reception: Home of Dr. Daryl Burckel, President of

McNeese State University (’01 Alum)

4130 Ryan St.

Hosts: Dr. Daryl Burckel and McNeese State University Foundation

Thursday November 15th

Dress: Casual

7:45-8:30         Buffet Breakfast Post Oak 2&3

8:30                 Leave meeting area for Class photo – Don’t be left out!

8:35                 Class Photo

 8:50                 Load bus to SOWELA – Regional Training Center

 9:00                 Welcome to SOWELA and Tour

  • Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor, SOWELA

10:15               Vision and Leadership in Action

  • Randy Roach, former Mayor, Lake Charles; Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Government Affairs

11:15               Break  

11:30               Lake Charles: Leadership and Smart Growth in a Time of Economic Expansion

  • RB Smith, Vice President, Business & Workforce Development, SWLA Economic Development Alliance

12:15               Lunch by the Culinary Department

  • Special Lunch Guest: Leadership Experience from Alberta Green, class of 2017

1:00                 Break-Out Sessions and group reports

1:45                Personal Commitment Letter

2:00                 Load Bus and head to Sasol

2:30                 Presentation and Tour of Sasol Lake Charles Facility

  • Kim Cusimano, Senior Public & Government Affairs Specialist, Sasol North America Operations (’15 Alum)

4:00                 Depart Sasol and Head to Crying Eagle Brewery

4:30                 Happy Hour sponsored by Crying Eagle Brewery (Eric Avery, ’17 Alum)

6:15                 Depart for Dinner: 1910 (949 Ryan St.)

Carpool (Dress: Casual)

6:30- 8:30   Drinks and Dinner

Friday November 16th

Dress: Casual

7:45                Buffet Breakfast—Post Oak 2&3

9:00                 Louisiana Matters: CABL’s Vision for Louisiana and 2019 Election Agenda

  • Barry Erwin, President, CABL

9:30                 Welcome to the CABL- Leadership LA Alumni Network!

                        Video              Graduation

11:00               Adjourn — Have a safe trip home Alumni!

Thank you to our Southwest LA Local Session Sponsors:


John Payne

Crying Eagle Brewery

McLaughlin Mediation Services


Stine Lumber

A Final Thanks to our Statewide Sponsors

Wurtele Fund at BRAF

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

Peltier Foundation