Tulane’s 19th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference Tomorrow

Mario J. Gabelli

NEW ORLEANS – The 19th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

         Free and open to the public, the conference will provide individual and institutional investors an opportunity to meet management and to learn more about some of the region’s top public companies.

         Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by introductory remarks by Peter Ricchiuti, Director of Research, Burkenroad Reports.

         Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Mario Gabelli, will be the featured keynote luncheon speaker at the 14th Annual Arvind Sanger Luncheon at the hotel’s Empire Ballroom. Seating starts at 12:45 p.m. and lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

         The Arvind Sanger Luncheon event is for sponsors and invited guests only.

         Featured speakers and presenters include:

 

 

8:30 a.m.

Tidewater

JOSEPH M. BENNETT

Executive Vice President & Chief Investor Relations Officer

 

Cyberonics, Inc.

GREG BROWNE

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

 

Investar Holding Corporation

JOHN D’ANGELO

President and CEO

CHRIS HUFFT

Chief Accounting Officer

TRAVIS LAVERGNE

Chief Credit Officer

 

Globalstar

JAMES (JAY) MONROE III

Chief Executive Officer

SHIV THUKRAL

Manager, Financial Analysis

 

 

9:00 a.m.

Callon Petroleum Company

FRED L. CALLON

President & CEO

ERIC WILLIAMS

Manager, Financial Reporting

 

PetroQuest Energy

MATT QUANTZ

Manager, Corporate Communications

 

IBERIABANK Corporation

ANTHONY RESTEL

Chief Financial Officer

 

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.

DOLPH BAKER

President & Chief Executive Officer

TIMOTHY A. DAWSON

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

 

 

9:30 a.m.

 

Stone Energy Corporation

KEN BEER

Chief Financial Officer

TOM MESSIONNIER

Director of Strategic Planning

MICHAEL BURKARDT

Financial Analyst

 

Amerisafe Inc.

MICHAEL GRASHER

Chief Financial Officer

VINCENT GAGLIANO

Executive Vice President of IT

 

Crown Crafts Inc.

E. RANDALL CHESTNUT

President & CEO

OLIVIA W. ELLIOTT

Vice President & CFO

DANIEL W. MILLER

Treasurer

 

The First Bancshares, Inc.

RAY “HOPPY” COLE

Chief Executive Officer

DEE DEE LOWERY

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

10:00 a.m.

Evolution Petroleum

DAVID JOE

Vice President, Controller & Chief Administrative Officer

 

Deltic Timber Corporation

RAY C. DILLON

President & CEO

KENNETH D. MANN

Vice President & CFO

 

ION Geophysical Corporation

STEVE BATE

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

 

Sanderson Farms, Inc.

MIKE COCKRELL

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Denbury Resources

ROSS CAMPBELL

Manager, Investor Relations

BEN NELSON

Financial Analyst

 

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.

ARNE HAAK

Chief Financial Officer & VP

MARK TAYLOR

Vice President of Finance

 

Sharps Compliance, Corp.

DIANA DIAZ

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

 

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.

TROY CLOUTIER

Chief Banking Officer

JEFF BLUM

Chief Credit Officer

 

 

11:00 a.m.

Hornbeck Offshore Services

JAMES O. HARP, JR.

Executive Vice President & CFO

R. POTTER ADAMS

Director of Corporate Finance

ERICA L. BABYCOS

Financial Analyst

ALBERT ALEXANDER, III

Financial Analyst

 

Pool Corporation

MARK W. JOSLIN

Vice President & CFO

CRAIG K. HUBBARD

Investor Relations

 

EastGroup Properties

CHRIS SEGREST

Vice President

 

Team, Inc.

GREG BOANE

Senior Vice President & CFO

DON BLEASDELL

Vice President, Finance

KEVIN ANDIS

Controller

 

 

11:30 a.m.

Newpark Resources

BRIAN FELDOTT

Treasurer & Director of Finance

 

SUNOCO LP

SCOTT GRISCHOW

Director of Treasury

 

Bristow Group Inc.

LINDA MCNEILL

Director Investor Relations

ANDY PAPE

Manager, Investor Relations

 

Glori Energy Technology

STUART PAGE

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

12:00 p.m.

ENERGY PANEL DISCUSSION

ALL GUESTS WELCOME TO ATTEND

(EMPIRE B 2nd FLOOR)

BRYAN DUTT

Ironman Capital Management, LLC

DAVID LUNDGREN

Hancock Horizon

MICHAEL SCHMIDT

Global Hunter Securities

 

 

         The 14th Annual Arvind Sanger Luncheon is for sponsors and invited guests only. Seating will begin at 12:45 p.m. and lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the EMPIRE BALLROOM A – 2nd Floor.

         The lunch program will include:

 

1:00 p.m. Introduction of Sponsors

1:20 p.m. Presentation of the Rising Tide Award

1:35 p.m. Luncheon Speaker: Mario J. Gabelli, CFA

 

Rising Tide Award

 

         The Rising Tide is awarded annually to top Freeman alumni who excel in the investment community. Recipients have achieved professional prominence, and the manner in which they conduct their careers has brought pride to the Freeman School.

 

Past Recipients of the Rising Tide Award

 

2001 Ravi Suria (MBA, 1995)

2002 Erik Dybesland (BSM 1992)

2003 Justin Tugman (MBA 2000)

2004 Jeffrey Altman (BSM 1987)

2005 Jill Amann DiLosa (MBA 2001)

2006 Sean Curran (BSM 1999)

2007 Juan Landa (BSM 1996)

2008 Eric Handler (MBA 1995)

2009 Michael Sison (MBA 1998)

2010 Olivia Turek (BSM 2002)

2011 Kash Rangan, (MBA 1994)

2012 Gil Nathan (BSM 2001)

2013 Karen Howland (BSM 1999)

2014 David Heikkinen (MBA 1998)

 

2015 Rising Tide Recipient – John Rotonti (MBA 2011)

 

         John Rotonti is an analyst at The Motley Fool and the author of A Manual on Common Stock Investing. Rotonti graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Richmond and received an MBA from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business. While at Tulane he served as a research assistant for the Burkenroad program. Rotonti sits on the Freeman 50 alumni committee at the Freeman School and is also a fellow at Fordham University's Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis. He enjoys reading, writing, learning, and teaching.

 

Luncheon Speaker: Mario J. Gabelli, CFA

 

         Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc. and LICT Corp.

         Gabelli is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University and holds an MBA degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Roger Williams University and Fordham University.

         Gabelli is a member of: The Board of Overseers of Columbia University Graduate School of Business; The Board of Trustees of: Boston College and Roger Williams University.

         He is a member of the Board of Directors of The American-Italian Cancer Foundation and The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. He is a Trustee of The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States and the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. He’s also a member of The Economic Club of New York.

         Gabelli was Morningstar’s Portfolio Manager of the Year (1997) and Institutional Investor’s Money Manager of the Year (2011) and is a member of Barron’s Financial Magazine’s All Star Century Team.

 

         The Burkenroad Reports gives Tulane students practical stock analysis skills by focusing on deep-south companies traditionally under-followed by Wall Street. Since their inception in 1993, Burkenroad Reports has gained national attention for their "quality and for avoiding the conflicts inherit when analyst follow a company in which they have financial stake" (Wall Street journal, October, 1995). Under faculty supervision, students work in small groups to analyze and produce investment research reports on a number of publicly held companies. The program includes company visits and interviews with top management. The reports are circulated nationally throughout the investment community and students develop practical insight and marketable evidence of their skills.

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