OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Though Baton Rouge, in many ways, is slow to change, in recent years there has been a gradual shift in the balance of power. New, young firms and new, young business leaders are taking over from the Baby Boomer generation that preceded them.
One such leader is Julie Laperouse.
Julie is Director of Training at Emergent Method, a management consulting firm owned and run by an ambitious group of Millennials that in just six years has grown to become one of the most sought-after consulting firms in the market. Julie joined the firm in 2015 after several years at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and leads a team that helps businesses with leadership development, networking, presentations and other professional skills.
Julie is also a motivational speaker and the author of Are You a Screaming Peacock?
Bryan Jones is Associate Vice President and Director of Gulf Coast Operations for HNTB, one of the country’s best known engineering consulting and construction management firms with a particular expertise in transportation and infrastructure projects. Among other projects, HNTB is spearheading a watershed management plan for the city of Baton Rouge.
Photos over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard.