ULM logo
ULM’s Women in Leadership Conference to highlight successful alums

Published March 11, 2014

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The College of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will host its inaugural Women in Leadership Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 12.

Five ULM graduates will give various presentations throughout the day.

Guests include: Kathryn Sullivan, CEO of UnitedHealthcare—Central Region; Teri Fontenot, CEO of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge; Kristin Wall , CEO of Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Corporation; Maxine Moreau, Executive Vice President of Network Services for CenturyLink; and Angela McCray, creator of Project REMADE, a post-prison entrepreneurship training program for women.

The speaker schedule is as follows:

  • Maxine Moreau, 9-10 a.m., in SUB Ballroom A, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building
  • Kristin Wall, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., in SUB Ballroom A, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building
  • Kathryn Sullivan, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor on the ULM Library
  • Teri Fontenot, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m., in SUB Ballroom A, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building
  • Angela McCray, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., in SUB Ballroom A, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building

About the presenters:


Maxine Moreau is the Executive Vice President of Network Services for CenturyLink. CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.

Before Moreau took on the role of Executive Vice President of Network Services, she led the overall integration efforts of CenturyLink, Embarq, Qwest and Savvis. In her current position, Moreau is responsible for planning, engineering and construction of the company’s local, national and international networks; Network Reliability Operations Center; and Network Engineering Operations. 


Kristin Wall is the President and CEO of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC). LWCC is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state with just under $200 million in annual premium. 

They have reserves of over $600 million, surplus exceeding $850 million, and total assets of approximately $1.5 billion. The company maintains an “A” (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best Company.   


Teri Fontenot serves as the President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. Woman’s Hospital is a 350 bed Level III regional referral hospital for obstetrics, newborn, and women’s cancer care. 

Woman’s Hospital is the largest birthing and neonatal intensive care facility in Louisiana, and provides the highest level of critical care for women and infants.  It was named as a Top 100 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine all six years that the award has been given. Woman’s Hospital is the only remaining independent, community-owned women and children’s  hospital in the United States.


Angela McCray serves as a Law Clerk at Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP in New York. McCray is also the founder of Project ReMADE – Reentry:  Making A Difference through Entrepreneurship. 

The goal of Project ReMADE is to foster the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated people using the skills of entrepreneurship and one-on-one mentoring. The program provides clients with traditional in-class training on general business concepts, as well as a mentor group comprised of one law student, one business student and an executive mentor living in the Bay Area. 


Kathryn Sullivan is the CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s central region. Sullivan is responsible for operations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. 

She oversees a business that generates $9 billion in annual revenue and serves nearly 4.6 million members in 15 states. During her tenure, enrollment in UnitedHealthcare’s central region has increased by more than 170,000 members, while employee satisfaction has increased by 12 percentage points, according to an internal survey.


For more information, contact the ULM College of Business and Social Sciences at 318-342-1100.