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The Executive Lecture Series presents - Louis Raspino, November 2, 2007

Louis A. Raspino
Chief Executive Officer and President of Pride International, Inc.
Business and Ethics: How to Make the Difficult Decisions
November 2, 2007
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Shell Auditorium, McNair Hall
 
Louis A. Raspino was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Pride International, Inc. in June 2005 and previously served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from December 2003. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company is one of the world’s largest drilling contractors. The company provides onshore and offshore drilling and related services in more than 30 countries, operating a diverse fleet of over 325 rigs.
 
Prior to joining Pride, Mr. Raspino served as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Grant Prideco beginning in July 2001 and Vice President Finance of Halliburton Company beginning in February 1999. He previously had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and member of the Office of Chairman of Louisiana Land & Exploration (LL&E) where he led the company’s merger into Burlington Resources to create the largest independent oil and gas company in the U.S. at that time. His career at Louisiana Land & Exploration spanned 20 years where he held numerous financial management positions.
 
He began his career with the certified public accounting firm of Ernst & Young, leaving in 1978 as an Audit Manager to joint LL&E.
 
Mr. Raspino holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is active in numerous civil and charitable organizations.