"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
By  Kurt M. Evans, PE, FITE, FACEC
Become recognized by all Louisiana engineering companies as the primary source on business practices -  ACEC of Louisiana 2017 Strategic Plan Objective Number 3

Optimistically, and with hope and confidence, we began our path to become the Primary Source on Business Practices for all Louisiana engineering companies. On May 17, 2018, ACEC of Louisiana held its First Annual Business Forum in Baton Rouge with over 60 attendees. In attendance were ACEC members from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It was an incredible day of business education and exchange of valuable information.

The national speakers were very informative with specific advice and examples pertinent to our profession. Their presentations, outlined below, are now available on our website.

June Jewell, CPA - Getting Your PM's to Think Like Owners
De Wayne Ables - How to Choose the Right Person to Lead Your Firm
Matt Connor, CPSM - Work-Life Balance
David Stone, B Arch - Market and Business Development Practices
Kenny Smith, PE, PLS, FACE - The Business of Engineering Roundtable
If you have any comments, suggestions and ideas for next year, please send me an  email. We are always looking to meet the needs and interest of our members.

Click here to see the entire ACECL 2017 Strategic Plan
Interested in learning more about the "business of engineering"? Click here to register online and join us at the upcoming the ACEC Deep South Conference July 26 - 28, 2018 in Destin, Florida. 

I look forward to seeing you there.