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Distinguished Speaker Series

The purpose of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to feature a leader of notable achievement to talk about topics pertinent to business. The series continues to reach out to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community to convey invaluable information about business leadership. The program is part of the Executive Leadership Consortium

Previous Speakers

  • 2018 | Tessa Trelz, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
  • 2017 | Pam Jackson, Vice President of Technology, Emerson
  • 2016 | Sara Hannah, Managing Partner, BW Leadership Institute
  • 2015 | Rochelle Henderson, PhD, Senior Director of Research, Express Scripts, Inc., 
  • 2014 | Patricia Strange, Manager of Contracts and Pricing, The Boeing Company
  • 2013 | Brian F. Lavin, President/CEO, NTS Development Company 
  • 2012 | Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director, St. Louis Lambert International Airport: Taking Flight in Aviation & Leadership
  • 2011 | Susan Lang, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Express Scripts, Global Healthcare: The Merger of Business and Anthropology
  • 2010 | Jan Holloway, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Monsanto, Choosing Change – Building a Career
  • 2009 | Brenda Newberry, Chairman & CEO, The Newberry Group, Life is tough. Business is too. Grow over it.
  • 2008 | Maxine Clark, Chief Executive Bear and Chairman of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Putting the Heart Back in Retailing
  • 2007 | Cynthia Brinkley, President, AT&T Missouri, Women in Business