Archive for July, 2009

EMBA program to offer fellowships for non-profit, minority and women-owned firms

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Executive MBA students

The Freeman School has announced a new Executive MBA fellowship program for non-profit, minority and women-owned businesses. The fellowships, which will cover 50 percent of the program’s tuition, will be available to students in the New Orleans and Houston EMBA programs beginning in January 2010.

“A vibrant non-profit and small-business sector is critical to the continued growth of the community, and the Executive MBA program can provide these organizations with the leadership and management skills they need to grow and succeed,” says Russ Robins, associate dean for executive education. “We think this fellowship program is a great way for the Freeman School to further our commitment to the local business community and support the critical work being done by non-profit, minority-owned and women-owned businesses throughout the region.”

The Freeman School’s Executive MBA program is ranked among the top programs in the world. EMBA students represent nearby businesses and organizations and 70 percent or more of a typical EMBA class live and work within 100 miles of campus. The program’s alternate-weekend, 18-month schedule makes it an convenient, attractive option for working managers and professionals.

Applications for the Executive MBA fellowship program will be accepted through September 2009 for the next EMBA class, which begins in January 2010. Interested applicants can visit or to contact the Stewart Center for Executive Education at for more information.

Shell Energy chief added to Tulane Business Forum

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Mark QuartermainMark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., has been added to the lineup of speakers at the 2009 Tulane Business Forum. Quarterman has responsibility for the company’s overall operations in natural gas and power trading, marketing and energy asset management, including Shell’s power generation portfolio, gas storage capabilities and emissions trading activities.

In addition to Quartermain, this year’s speakers also include John Mackey, chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc.; Alan Yuspeh, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer of HCA; and Gary Jay Saulson, director of corporate real estate at the PNC Financial Services Group.

The forum will also feature an alternative energy panel featuring Jon Guidroz, director of project development at Free Flow Power Corp.; D’Juan M. Hernandez, president and CEO of Sun Energy Group; Eldon Klaassen, CEO of Allegro Development; and Michael L. LeBourgeois, principal of NGP Energy Technology Partners.

The 2009 Tulane Business Forum will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For registration and updated program information,

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