Attendance:  44


April 17, 2012



Today we were pleased to have as our guests, Beau Johnson, guest of Rene Dupaquier, both with Crane Builders, Inc. and Ron Dorris, Sonoma County Executives Association, guest of Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Phillips.


A special “Thank You” goes out to Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing & his family for hosting such a great crawfish boil for our association.  I know everyone can appreciate just how much work is involved in putting something like this together.   Great Job Carl!




The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, April 24th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park.  All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend.  All members are welcome.




It was with regret that we were informed of the resignation of Craig Clement, JBA Consulting Engineers.  Craig has always worked tirelessly in the pursuit of the betterment of GNOEA and he will surely be missed in this association.    Craig wanted everyone to know that he has truly cherished the time in GNOEA. 

The classification of “Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers” is now open.



GNOEA’s “Executive of the Year” banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Southern Yacht Club.  We have started placing sign-up sheets on each table, so please take a few minutes to mark if you will or will not attend, how many people will be in your party and what they will be having fish or beef.

The board of directors has set the price to attend the banquet at $65.00 per person.  The menu will included a Caesar Salad, one choice between Beef Filet or Gulf Fish Oscar, Dauphionaise Potatoes, Asparagus, Bread Pudding, Coffee & Tea, and Rolls with Butter.  Wine will accompany dinner only, but there will be a “Cash Bar”. 

To encourage attendance at the “Executive of the Year” banquet, all members may be assessed for this function regardless of whether they attend.  Members are encouraged to invite spouses and guests. 



Today we were pleased to have as our guest speaker Peter Ricchiuti.  Mr. Ricchiuti teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.  His insight and humor have twice made him the school’s top professor.

Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana.  In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed BURKENROAD REPORTS stock research program. 

BURKENROAD REPORTS continues to attract national media attention and serves as a valuable career springboard for Tulane students. Since the inception of this academic program, more than 550 students have moved on to positions in investment related fields.

The students at BURKENROAD REPORTS meet top management, visit company sites, and publish investment research reports on 40 “stocks under rocks” in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The in-depth research reports, video presentations, and conference registration information are available at

There will be a 16th Annual BURKENROAD REPORTS Investment Conference on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Westin Hotel in New Orleans.  This popular event is free and open to the public and provides individual and institutional investors an opportunity to meet management and to learn more about some of the region’s top public companies.  Visit for more details on the conference and to register.

We wish to thank Mr. Ricchiuti for such a valuable & entertaining program!



April 24, 2012

Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing – Training & Development

Board of Director’s Meeting – Ralph’s on the Park

May 8, 2012

“Executive of the Year” Banquet – Southern Yacht Club – No Morning Meeting.

May 22, 2012

Alexis Hocevar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing – Review & Retention – Ralph’s on the Park.

June 5, 2012

Visitation – Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel








If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast.  If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting. 

Below please find a list of open classifications:

Air Conditioning

Aircraft Sales & Service

Appliance Sales and Service

Audiologist & Hearing

Automobile Dealership


Coffee Shop/Service

Commercial Window Treatment

Country Club / Golf Course                          

Courier Service                                          

General Dentist

Direct Mail Advertising                                

Drug Store                                                    

Dry Cleaners                                                 


Equipment – Rental                                        


Furniture Store                                               

Glass Company     



Interior Designer       

Internet Search Engine Optimization            

Janitorial/Cleaning Service     

Medical Facility  



Painting, Residential / Light Commercial

PEO/Workman’s Compensation

Physical Therapy

Plastic Surgeon


Property Management    


Real Estate – Commercial  

Sign & Banner   

Sporting Goods   

Supermarket Retail 

Wine & Liquors  




Thank you,
Susan Busby