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ASWA New Orleans Chapter Public Relations Lunch
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM (CDT)
Members & Guests: $40
Corporate Sponsor of 4: $150
Key Speaker: Ann Duplessis, Deputy CAO City of New Orleans
Topic: City of New Orleans
Jason Doherty - Introduction of Bio Innovation Center
Wednesday October 19th
Program Begins at Noon
Buffet Lunch will be catered by Patton's Catering
1 CPE credit will be available
Downtown Parking @ 1535 Canal Street for $2
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Ann Duplessis, Deputy CAO City of New Orleans
Ann Davis Duplessis serves as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, she manages departments that deliver city services from Safety & Permits to Parks & Parkways. Most recently, Ms. Duplessis was the Louisiana State Senator for District 2, where she served New Orleans East, Holy Cross, and the Lower Ninth Ward communities. Initially elected in 2002 in her first run for public office, she served as Chairman of the Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs Committee, Member of Judiciary C, Education, Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery, Select Committee on Women and Children and is an ex-officio member of the Senate Committee on Insurance. Nationally, she served as Vice Chair of the Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Ms. Duplessis has worked tirelessly on various civic, community, political and professional boards to improve the quality of life in her community; her board involvement includes: Chairman of the Louisiana Serve Commission, Board of Trustees for the LSU Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana Utilities Restoration Corporation (LURC), State of Louisiana Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, The Working Uninsured Task Force, Total Community Action and Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Transition New Orleans Economic Development Task Force.
The New Orleans Bio Innovation Center
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, part of a new wave of advancements in Louisiana, is at the forefront of today's biotechnology surge. As a cornerstone of Louisiana's commitment to nurturing biotechnology within the state, the Center is a technology business incubator that aims to stimulate bioscience entrepreneurship in the New Orleans area.
For more than 50 years, the Patton Family has been delivering the taste of New Orleans to satisfied guests across the country. They will serving their famous Crawfish Saks, a crepe stuffed with crawfish dressing and served with a sauce, that is served every year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
American Society of Women Accountants New Orleans Chapter
ASWA is a professional not-for-profit organization founded in 1938 in Indianapolis to increase the opportunities for women in all fields of accounting. The New Orleans chapter was sponsored by the Atlanta chapter in 1958 and began with 21 members, 10 of whom were Certified Public Accountants. Today we have about 100 members who meet once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday, at various restaurants in the area. Special monthly meetings include Student Activities, Public Relations, a Christmas luncheon each December, a joint meeting with the Association of Governmental Accountants, an annual membership drive and wine tasting, and an Officer Installation luncheon in June. In the past, the chapter has served the New Orleans community by volunteering at Celebration in the Oaks, the WYES Showboat Auction, the AARP Tax Aide program, the Red Cross Humanitarian Ball, and by supporting Dress for Success, an international organization that provides business attire to women for job interviews.