Thursday, June 04, 2020 | Zoom Webinar
Searching for your next step during the downturn of the oil and gas industry? Check out our webinar from June 4, 2020.
As the energy industry faces unprecedented lows, not only locally, but nationally, many workers are looking for ways to retool their skills to find job opportunities in other markets until the industry recovers. LAGCOE hosted an in-depth discussion with a panel of career and industry experts who identified ways that your current skills can be applied in other industries, provided tips on refreshing your resume, and demonstrated how to leverage your Linked In profile to stay aware of current job opportunities in the local market.
Betsy Hindman, Hindman Company
Betsy Hindman is the founder of Hindman Company, a digital B2B consulting and marketing firm, where she fuses her extensive sales experience with in-depth market research to deliver leads and grow revenue for B2B companies. Betsy developed the company’s multi-channel approach to digital media communications, including its emphasis on harnessing the power of LinkedIn. With her guidance, clients are able to build awareness and target their communications to the decision-makers they most want to reach. She has delivered compelling, measurable results for clients in the SaaS, advertising, industrial manufacturing and healthcare industries. Betsy frequently shares her industry knowledge as a speaker, panelist and source for news articles, such as her insights into Facebook’s privacy issues and advertising platform, and her predictions for the future of Linkedin advertising, which appeared in Digiday. Prior to founding Hindman Company two years ago, Betsy was in enterprise sales with the Walt Disney Company, where she managed over $180M in sales, and served as the VP of Paid Media and Content Marketing at Raven Public Relations. An ardent entrepreneur, Betsy is also the co-founder MasonDixonKnitting.com, the world’s best knitting eCommerce platform. Betsy graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and makes her home in the beautifulNashville, Tenn. #AnchorDown. Find Betsy on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Ryan LaGrange, LEDA
Ryan LaGrange has been the Manager of Workforce Development with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) since April 2008. In this role, Ryan serves as an advisor to the Acadiana business community regarding workforce issues including employee recruitment efforts, retention of existing employees, and acquiring funds to help offset training expenses. He joined the staff at LEDA after working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (previously Department of Labor) for more than seven years. Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a graduate of St. Martinville Senior High School. He has been involved with the planning of the Annual Career Connections Expo, and One Acadiana’s Workforce Division since 2008. Ryan currently serves as Treasurer of the board for Broussard Economic Development Corporation and has also served as board member with the region’s Workforce Development Board for twelve years and as President of the Acadiana Society of Human Resources Management in 2016. Aside from work, Ryan and his wife, Jessica, enjoy their job as parents to two sons, Liam & Aiden, and daughter, Nami.
Gifford Briggs, LOGA
Gifford Briggs joined LOGA in 2007 working closely with the Louisiana Legislature. After nearly a decade serving as LOGA’s Vice President, Gifford was
named President in 2018. Briggs first joined LOGA in 1994 while attending college at LSU. He served as Membership Coordinator & helped organize
many firsts for LOGA, including the first annual meeting, Gulf Coast Prospect & Shale Expo, & board meetings. He later moved to Atlanta to
pursue a career in restaurant management, returning to LOGA in 2007. He is married to Jackie Briggs & currently resides in Baton Rouge with their
sons, Ash & Max, & their daughter, Chloe.
Kim Billeaudeau, UL Lafayette Career Services
Kimberly Billeaudeau currently serves as the Director of Career Services at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has been in the Career Services profession for over nineteen years. Kimberly is involved in several local, regional and national associations for Career Services professionals and employers. She is a past President of the Louisiana Association of Colleges & Employers and currently serves on the Southern Association of Colleges & Employers Board of Directors. She is also a certified Etiquette Consultant through The Etiquette Institute. Kimberly provides training to students, alumni and employers on job search preparation, interviewing techniques, recruiting strategies, and professional etiquette.