SLU International Business Now is a podcast produced by the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business exploring key issues in international business today with critical thought leaders from around the world.
Join a new guest host each month from the Boeing Institute's Advisory Board of business executives as they discuss topics ranging from post-Brexit Europe to COVID market recovery, geo-economic strategies, the green deal and much more with leading global experts in international business.
Episode 6: International Business Strategies
featuring Peter Smith
Join host Gene Cunningham and guest Peter Smith, VP of Global Franchising at Enterprise Holdings, as they dive into the strategy and decision processes used by Enterprise as it expanded from its very successful domestic rental car market to the global marketplace. Peter shares his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges Enterprise faced as it expanded internationally. Of particular interest is the “franchising strategy” Enterprise embraced for international growth.
Peter oversees the company's worldwide franchise operations and expansion efforts and has been with Enterprise since 2004. Host Gene Cunningham is a current faculty member in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University and retired Aerospace Executive with a 41-year career in International Business, Strategy, and Operations.
Special thanks to Greiner Bio-One for sponsoring this episode.
Episode 5: Sustainability Efforts at Boeing
featuring Chris Raymond
As businesses worldwide increasingly focus on reducing their own environmental impact, it is important to examine how industries are evolving to embrace more sustainable practices. Guest host Todd Hovermale sits down with Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Global Enterprise Sustainability at Boeing, to educate listeners on sustainability efforts aligned to the enterprise's strategic objectives and values.
As Boeing’s first chief sustainability officer, Raymond is responsible for further
advancing Boeing’s approach on environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities,
stakeholder-oriented engagement, reporting, and company performance. Guest host Todd
Hovermale currently serves on the Boeing Institute of International Business Advisory
Board in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University.
Learn more about Chris Raymond
Special thanks to Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) for sponsoring this episode.
Episode 4: Sustainability Efforts in Global Business
featuring Carol O'Neill
As businesses worldwide increasingly focus on reducing their own environmental impact, it is important to examine how industries are evolving to embrace more sustainable practices. In episode 4 of SLU International Business Now, guest host Dr. Jennifer Mackey sits down with Carol O'Neill, Group President of Packaging for Barry-Wehmiller, to discuss current efforts in global consumer packaging.
As Group President of Packaging, Carol O'Neill leads efforts to enhance the alignment and capabilities of the five divisions within the BW Packaging Systems Platform. Guest host Dr. Jennifer Mackey currently serves as Director of Sustainability Solutions at Bunzl Distribution USA and brings her strong background in the plastics industry as a marketing and sustainability professional to the episode.
Special thanks to Bunzl for sponsoring this episode.
Episode 3: Navigating Covid Business Challenges: Maritz Global Events
featuring David Packinpaugh
During the Covid pandemic, it is important to examine how industries are evolving and changing to ensure a bright future despite current challenges. Join host Gene Cunningham as he sits down with David Peckinpaugh to discuss the economic impact of the pandemic in the global events industry, and how Maritz is weathering the storm.
A 30+ year champion of the events industry, David Peckinpaugh is President of Maritz Global Events and ensures the consistent design and delivery of exceptional experiences to clients and their guests. David joins host Gene Cunningham, current faculty member in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University and retired Aerospace Executive with a 41-year career in International Business, Strategy, and Operations.
Special thanks to Novus International for sponsoring this episode.
Episode 2: Navigating Covid Business Challenges: Novus International
featuring Dr. Dave Dowell
The Covid pandemic has created a myriad of challenges to navigate in business environments. Join guest host Dr. Patricio Duran as he sits down with Dr. Dave Dowell to discuss how Novus International has addressed customer and employee health concerns while tackling the pandemic's ripple effect on sales, manufacturing, and supply chains. Life scientist and strategist Dr. Dave Dowell is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations at Novus International, and within these roles has global responsibility for manufacturing, logistics, procurement, and regulatory affairs.
Dr. Patricio Duran, Assistant Professor of International Business in the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University with research specialties in global strategy and international business environment.
Special thanks to Enterprise Holdings, Inc. for sponsoring this episode.
Episode 1: EU Business Now
featuring Dr. Gabriele Suder
Current business opportunities and challenges in the EU marketplace pose interesting and diverse topics for discussion! In this episode, guest host and BIIB Advisory Board member Gene Cunningham sits down with Dr. Gabriele Suder to break down key elements at play: Brexit, the Green Deal, Asian market integration in Europe and the role of senior executives in the EU marketplace.
Suder is an international business management and strategy expert who currently serves as a Professor of International Business at RMIT University in Melbourne and member of the EU Centre of Excellence, in addition to an award-winning business and scholarly publication author.
Cunningham currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Executive Master of International Business program at Saint Louis University and is a retired aerospace executive with a 41-year career in international business, strategy and operations.
Special thanks to Bayer for sponsoring this episode.