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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2019 Speaker Schedule

In Their Footsteps: Succession Planning


John Herber, RubinBrown
Dave May, 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, Dave May, 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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2020 Speaker Schedule

Workforce of the Future: Anticipating Impending Workforce Challenges


Hart Nelson, Vice Chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College

In “Workforce of the Future: Anticipating Impending Workforce Challenges,” Hart Nelson, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College will discuss the state of our regional workforce and how to prepare for current and future challenges. You’ll understand the trends of the local marketplace and its workforce needs and how the education and business community can help address them.

Date: February 6, 2020

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Entrepreneurship In The St. Louis Region

Cedric Cobb, President, Best Wardrobe Solutions
Jim Eberlin, CEO, TopOPPS

Christopher Swenson, Vice President and General Counsel, Varsity Tutors

In “Entrepreneurship In The St. Louis Region,” hear from St. Louis entrepreneurs on how they launched and continue to grow their business. They will share their journey, lessons learned, and best practices to succeed.

Date: March 5, 2020

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Communicating…On Purpose


Jeff Koziatek, CEO, Core Authenticity

What is possible when a team clearly communicates, works together, and is driven toward the same goal? People hear your heart before they hear your technique. More than what you say or how you say it, people will remember how you made them feel. In “Communicating…On Purpose,” CEO of Core Authenticity Jeff Koziatek focuses on two foundational pillars of communication and discuss communication variables and the roles of expectation, comparison, and competition.

Date: April 10, 2020

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Keeping The Profits Flowing


Marc Connor, CEO, Midas Hospitality
Matt Kamp, Senior Vice President, Influence & Co
Mike Weinberg, President & CEO, Mike Weinberg

In "Keeping The Profits Flowing," our panel of experts will share how having a successful financial service and sales team working together effectively keeps your business profits flowing.

Date: May 15, 2020

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Build-A-Bear Success Story


Maxine Clark, President & CEO, Clark-Fox Foundation

In “Build-A-Bear Success Story,” hear Maxine Clark share her story about leading about the creation of an experiential retail phenomenon and how Build-A-Bear Workshops have become an icon of two generations. Also, hear how Clark is maximizing the human and financial capital of St. Louis’ social initiatives and institutions via the Delmar Divine.

Date: June 26, 2020

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How Technology Is Changing Business

Jenny Bartlow, Senior Technology Strategist, Microsoft
LaShana Lewis, CEO, L.M. Lewis Consulting
Naomi Wheels, Global Head of Customer Success, Square

In “How Technology Is Changing Business,” our panel will discuss specific technological advances and their influences on the speed, effectiveness, and cost of doing business.

Date: July 10, 2020

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Unlock Your Potential


Lauren Herring, CEO, IMPACT Group

In “Unlock Your Potential,” Lauren Herring, CEO of the IMPACT Group, will show you how to move the needle on your personal effectiveness and business acumen.

Date: August 21, 2020

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St. Louis – The Sports Sweet Spot

Steve Chapman, Executive Vice President, St. Louis Blues
Khalia Collier, Owner & Manager, St. Louis Surge
Steve Gomric, General Manager, Gateway Grizzlies
Kurt Hunzeker, Team President, St. Louis BattleHawks
Vin Ko, Community Relations & Supporter Engagement Consultant, MLS

Every time you turn around there is a major sports story in the region. In “St. Louis – The Sports Sweet Spot,” hear from major St. Louis sports teams that are making news and driving the economy.

Date: September 11, 2020

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Accountability Formula


Jeanet Wade, Business Alchemist, Jalapeno Consulting

In “Accountability Formula,” find out the essential skill sets your leadership and management teams must learn to achieve a higher level of accountability in your organization. Gain insights on activating accountability in your people.

Date: October 23, 2020

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Coaching for Business Excellence

Joe Adorjan, Chairman, Adven Capital Partners
John Dubinsky, President & CEO, Westmoreland Associates LLC
Dr. Chris Sloan, Senior Vice President Performance Consulting, Psychological Associates

In “Coaching for Business Excellence,” our panel of former C-suite coaches discuss strategy, sales, and best practices for employees to achieve their full potential.

Date: November 13, 2020

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The Geospatial Future of St. Louis

Andy Dearing, President, Spatial STL Advisors

Geospatial…what is it? During “The Geospatial Future of St. Louis,” get educated on the geospatial industry, why St. Louis is leading the way in the technology, and what can we expect from NGA West.

Date: December 4, 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

 $165 for the 2020 series
$20 per conversation


$275 for the 2020 series
 $30 per conversation

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