Pelican Institute CEO Daniel Erspamer will speak at the March 4 Press Club

Daniel Erspamer, chief executive officer of the Pelican Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 4. He will discuss how the New Orleans-based think tank is preparing for the 2019 Legislative Session and will review the impact of criminal justice reform, which passed with the assistance of his group. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.