Professor, BI Moody School of Business University of Louisiana Lafayette. Dr. John established the entrepreneurship initiative ‘AcceleRagin’ for students and faculty at UL Lafayette. He also co-founded Opportunity Machine. He founded the ‘Acadiana CFO Roundtable’ with its quarterly Economic Index for South Louisiana. He launched the ‘Moody Executive Institute’ to serve the executive development needs of South Louisiana. He serves on AACSB peer review teams to audit business school programs. Dr. John also serves on the Advisory Board of the La Rochelle (Sup de Co) Business School in France, and, on the Southern US Business Deans Association (SBAA) Board. Currently, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Lafayette General Health System, and on the executive committees of Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, the Lafayette General Medical Doctors, and the University Hospital and Clinics. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center, where he is current Chair of the Board. Dr. John serves on the Lafayette City-Parish Comprehensive Plan Citizens’ Advisory Council, and, on the Advisory Board of the World Trade Center, New Orleans.