Voices of the Region

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Psychological Associates present the Voices of the Region speaker series. The series showcases some of the most celebrated and influential professionals that can be found in our own backyard.

Each speaker is a distinguished personality and thought leader on the subject matter. Each will share their unique experience and perspective on a variety of topics, from succession planning, living with technology, and business-to-business best practices.
You don’t want to miss this priceless experience as our speakers share anecdotal, “behind the headlines” stories from their unique perspective and answer your questions. Join us as we learn from the best voices in the region and inspire a greater St. Louis.

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Fostering Productivity and Success

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Keisha Mabry, heyFRIEND
Bruce Sheridan, Organizational Compass

In "Fostering Productivity and Success," Keisha Mabry and Bruce Sheridan will discuss opportunities and best practices to create a work environment of accountability that enhances employee dedication, productivity, and job satisfaction. When employees are accountable for their work, workplace standards increase and employees will reach their greater potential.

Date: July 18, 2019

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Make Your Brand Magnetic: How to Get Noticed, Booked, and Paid What You’re Worth


Leitha Owens

In "Make Your Brand Magnetic: How to Get Noticed, Booked and Paid What You’re Worth," Lethia Owens is a branding expert, market domination strategist, and transformational keynote speaker known for her unparalleled ability to educate and inspire people from every walk of life. Having once been a high school dropout and now a successful serialpreneur, Lethia knows how far hard work, determination, and a “never quit” attitude can take you.

Date: August 6, 2019

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From 4 to 160 Locations: How Business Planning Got Us There


Chuck Drury, Drury Hotels Company LLC

In "From 4 to 160 Locations – How Business Planning Got Us There," learn from Chuck Drury of Drury Hotels how his business grew to become one of our region’s most prominent brands. As a family-owned and -operated business, Chuck will share the history of their growth and how their values and business plan attributes to the company’s success.

Date: September 10, 2019

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Be Paranoid: Sustaining Your Business During Constant Change

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Brian Henry, Cigna
Tracy Whelpley, Cannonball
Dr. Ken Yamaguchi, Centene

In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. Merely acknowledging these changes is not sufficient to provide for successful business outcomes. Join Brian Henry, Tracy Whelpley, and Dr. Ken Yamaguchi in "Be Paranoid – Sustaining Your Business During Constant Change" to learn about how they successfully navigate change and develop appropriate and effective processes to properly manage such change.

Date: October 25, 2019

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In Their Footsteps: Succession Planning


John Herber, RubinBrown
Brain Sneed, Roeslein & Associates
Tim Tierney, Evans & Dixon
Scott Wittkop, McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

Many of today’s companies describe a shortage of employees ready to move into management positions. Over the past few years, we have seen a variety of strategies utilized to replace CEOs. In the presentation "In Their Footsteps: Succession Planning," John Herber, Brain Sneed, Tim Tierney, and Scott Wittkop will share their real-life leadership lessons and best practices to create competent succession planning solutions.

Date: November 22, 2019

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Living With Technology – Ignite Your Next Level And Tech Trends


Drew Carter, Maritz Motivation Solutions
Dr. Gavin Helton, Mercy Virtual – Clinical Integration
Aarti Sharma, Mastercard

As technology trends fluctuate daily, it’s critical for businesses to anticipate upcoming needs. In "Living with Technology - Ignite Your Next Level and Tech Trends," learn how our speakers ignite their company’s impact with today’s newest tech trends.

Date: December 4, 2019

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CEO Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid

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Ron Green, Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council
Don Jubel, Spartan Light Metal Products

It almost goes without saying that decision-making is one of the most crucial aspects of leadership. Research shows how bosses make decisions is just as important as what decisions they make. Do it right, and you have employees who are more satisfied with their jobs, do better work, and feel valued. In "CEO - Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid," Ron Green and Don Jubel will discuss how they've created a culture of success as business leaders.

Date: January 17, 2020

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Purchase your ticket to a Voices of the Region session or subscribe to the entire series.

St. Louis Regional Chamber members and 
Psychological Associate clients

 $110 for the 8-session series
$20 per conversation


$175 for the 8-session series
 $30 per conversation

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