Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Annual PAR Conference and Luncheon

April 19, 2017

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Annual Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Conference and Luncheon, to be held Friday, April 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. The conference encourages PAR members, supporters and Louisiana citizens to learn from policy discussions and speakers, as well as share business and policy strategies and experiences with other successful stakeholders from all over the state.

​This year's conference will feature more than 80 businesses and economic development organizations from across the state.

The conference panel, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will focus on fiscal and legislative issues that the state faces, and also opportunities for change. Panelists include PAR President Robert Scott; Rep. Chris Broadwater, Ways and Means; Jay Dardenne, Commissioner of Administration; Jason DeCuir, Principal at Ryan; Sen. Sharon Hewitt, Senate Finance; and Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press. The lunch, beginning at noon, will feature remarks from Sen. Bill Cassidy and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, and feature keynote speaker Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, a columnist for the National Journal Group, and a political analyst for NBC News.

PAR is an independent voice, offering solutions to critical public issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions.

​The companies and individuals sponsoring this year's PAR conference include:

  • Business First Bank, CLECO, COX, Eagle Cove Investments, Jones Walker, LCMC Health, LWCC, Pierson Investments, Ratcliff Companies, Turner Industries, Verizon, WBRZ
  • AARP Louisiana, Adams and Reese, The Advocate, Associated Grocers, Atmos Energy, Barriere Construction, Bayou State Oil, Marjorie Bissinger, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Capital One Bank, CDF Healthcare of La., CenturyLink, Committee of 100, Crest Industries, Crowne Plaza Hotel, CSRS, Electrical Sales Corporation, Entergy, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Eustis, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge, Fishman Haygood, FMOL Health System, Gilchrist Construction Company, Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., HCA MidAmerica Division, Huey Wilson Interests, JD Bank, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Kean Miller, Kinsey Interests, Koch Industries Inc., Laitram, Lamar Advertising Company, Level Homes, Louisiana Companies/Querbes & Nelson, Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Machinery, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, LSU Public Administration Institute, McIlhenny Company, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ochsner, Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, Performance Contractors, Phelps Dunbar, Provident Resources Group/Steve Hicks, Rathborne Properties, Roy O. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Rowan Jr., Ryan LLC, Sasol, Robert Travis & Anne-Marie Scott, Taylor Porter, Union Pacific Railroad, Mary Leach Werner, Whitney National Bank, and WRKF Public Radio
  • Baton Rouge Coca Cola, Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, Chevron, Community Coffee, HONIRON Corporation, IberiaBank, Interior/Exterior Building Supply, Louisiana Beer League, Louisiana Chemical Association, LSU AgCenter, Fred Loy, PhRMA, Postlethwaite & Netterville, Rabenhorst Life Insurance Company, Dr. Phillip Rozeman, T. Baker Smith, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, and Walker Automotive

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