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LSU Trio Attends TD Ameritrade National Conference

LSU students (left to right) Rachel LeMaire, Megan Manno and
Marlen Breve represented the E. J. Ourso College of Business
at the TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC 2017 conference.​

BATON ROUGE – E. J. Ourso College of Business students Marlen Breve, finance major from Baton Rouge; Rachel LeMaire, finance major from New Iberia, La.; and Megan Manno, accounting major from Houma, La; represented the college at TD Ameritrade Institutional’s National LINC 2017 conference in San Diego.

The event is the firm’s annual investment advisor conference, which hosts 50 financial planning students from 25 colleges and universities, as well as more than 3,200 financial advisors and other financial services industry professionals. While at the conference, the trio were able to connect with industry experts from across the nation and explore job opportunities.

At this year’s conference, students attended keynote sessions by David Cameron, former prime minister of the United Kingdom; Salim Ismail, chair and co-founder of ExO Works; Lisa Bodell, chief executive officer of futurethink; Keren Elzari former hacker turned cybersecurity expert; and Tim Hockey, president and CEO of TD Ameritrade. They also participated in breakout sessions and panel discussions and attended networking events with advisors and leaders of TD Ameritrade, including Tom Nally, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional.

To date, TD Ameritrade Institutional has engaged with more than 200 students through its “NextGen” efforts.

About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit, call 225-578-6202, or email

About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance offers high-quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab utilizes the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6291.

About Executive Education
LSU Executive Education offers innovative non-degree, non-credit learning opportunities for almost every stage of a professional's career. To compete in the world's knowledge-based economy, organizations must offer their employees increasing challenges, experiences and unique growth opportunities. Through collaboration between the university and the business community, LSU Executive Education offers creative learning experiences that are focused on the most pressing needs of the business community and its most important resource - people. The program offers the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans With Disabilities, the Rising Stars Program, the Certified Financial Planner program and the LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

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