NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s College of Business and Technology will host the 55th annual J. Walter Porter Forum Thursday, Oct. 21 in Russell Hall Room 102. This year’s theme will be “Business Resilience: Lessons Learned While Facing COVID-19.”
A 9:40 a.m. session will feature panelists State Sen. Louie Bernard, Tom Edens, Louisiana General Manager/CFO of EpicTouch; Mike Newton, president of Exchange Bank, and Jim Phillips, solutions director of Technology Shared Services, GDIT.
A session beginning at 11:10 a.m. will feature Bernard, Janice Bolton, owner/broker of Bolton Realty; Laura Lyles, president of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, and Claire Prymus, founder and board president of Ben Johnson Education Center.
The Porter Forum is presented annually by the College of Business and Technology and brings business executives to the NSU campus to speak about best practices, ethics and emerging trends in business. The forum was established by family and friends of the last J. Walter Porter in recognition of his interest in improving the image of business as a career field and his concern for the moral and ethical standards of business.