Janet Wong, ’81, to deliver “Inside the C-Suite” Lecture

Jan 4, 2024 | Business, Engagement

Due to inclement weather on the original date, this lecture will now take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Auditorium (COB 101).

Janet Wong, ’81, an independent corporate board director, will deliver the year’s first “Inside the C-Suite” lecture for Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in Davis Auditorium (College of Business 101).

“I’m thrilled to welcome Janet back to campus to speak with our students about how she works to advance organizations through her role as a board director,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business. “Janet is a tremendous alumni supporter of Louisiana Tech and the College of Business, and I’m grateful for her willingness to share her expertise and provide insights into the key issues facing Boards of Directors today.”

Wong is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of demonstrated business leadership. Currently, she is an independent board director with strong governance experience and recognition as a qualified financial expert by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq.

She serves on the boards of Lucid Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCID), a sustainable mobility company producing luxury electric vehicles and electric powertrain systems; Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), a leading global energy company manufacturing sustainable wood bioenergy; and Lumentum Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LITE), a high-technology manufacturer of innovative photonics to accelerate the speed and scale of the cloud, networking, advanced manufacturing, and 3D sensing.

She has been named to Directors & Boards magazine’s Directors to Watch list, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2022 Directorship 100™, and Board Prospects’ list of the Top 30 Asian American Board Directors in the U.S.

Wong served as a senior partner with KPMG, where she spent most of her career based in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices providing industry experience in consumer products, energy, financial services, manufacturing, and technology.

She has served on boards for several non-profits including the Louisiana Tech University Foundation, the TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Computer History Museum.

Wong is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a NACD Certified® Director. She earned her Master of Professional Accountancy from Louisiana Tech University and Master of Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She has also completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Law School.

“Inside the C-Suite” provides a forum for top corporate leaders from some of the nation’s most prominent companies to share their views on topics of societal, academic, and professional importance. The series strives to stimulate insightful conversation on current issues by providing a platform for high-level executives to speak about cutting-edge issues, elaborate on trends, share wisdom, and provide important career inspiration and advice for students. Topics cover a variety of themes in core business subjects such as economic climate, ethics, corporate responsibility, leadership, globalization, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and diversity.

For more information on “Inside the C-Suite,” contact Mary Susan Britt, executive director of development for the College of Business, at or 318.257.3741.