Saint Louis University will host the next program in its dean's breakfast series Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at the John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd. The program is free and open to the public however registration is requested.
The program begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by guest speaker Peter Benoist of Enterprise Financial Services Corp who will discuss Community Banking Post-Crisis: Can Community Banks Survive in the 'New Normal'? The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Click here to register. Complimentary parking is available in the University garages located at Olive and Compton or Grand and Laclede. Tickets will be validated at the event.
About Peter Benoist: Benoist is president and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp, a banking and wealth management company. Enterprise manages over $2.5 billion in banking assets and $1.7 billion in wealth management assets in St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix.
Benoist also served as executive vice president and chairman of the board of EFSC and chairman and CEO of its principal subsidiary, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, from October 2002 through May 2008. Prior to Enterprise, Benoist was executive director of the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance.
His distinguished career in banking includes serving as a director and executive vice president of Mark Twain Bancshares and chairman of the board of their banking operations in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Subsequent to Mark Twain's acquisition by Mercantile Bank in 1992, Benoist served as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Mercantile St. Louis Bank, the largest banking subsidiary in the Mercantile Bank system.
Benoist holds a B.A. and M.B.A. in finance from Saint Louis University. He serves on the board of directors of the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance, Grace Hill Settlement House and Jefferson National Parks Association. Benoist also is chairman of the board of governors for the Cardinal Glennon Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and is currently treasurer of the Regional Business Council.