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Edward Jones Dean's Breakfast

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business will host “Caterpillars, Chocolates and Clinical Trials: A Panel Discussion with Private Business CEOs” on Tuesday, April 17 as part of the Edward Jones Dean’s Breakfast Series.  Moderated by Khalia Collier, owner of the St. Louis Surge and Program Coordinator of Saint Louis University’s Institute for Private Business, the panel will discuss challenges, opportunities and lessons learned for success in private business.


About the Panelists

Ray Barrett is the founder of Biomedical Systems, a global company founded in 1975 specializing in clinical trial services and medical devices. Prior to Biomedical Systems, he founded Landshire Food Systems in 1959 and developed the company into a multimillion dollar enterprise before it was acquired by Southland Corporation in 1977.  Barrett earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Louis University in 1960 and was an inaugural inductee to SLU’s Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame. 

Doug Fabick is CEO of Fabick Cat, the exclusive dealer of Caterpillar equipment, power systems, arts and service, and rental equipment for major portions of Missouri, Illinois, the entire state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  He is the fourth-generation leader of the company, which was founded on South Grand in 1917. Fabick earned a BSBA from Saint Louis University in 1990.  

Tim Fogerty has been CEO of Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier since 2013. Prior to taking the helm at the St. Louis-based confectioner, he founded Gateway EDI, a provider of healthcare billing solutions which was sold to Colorado-based TriZetto Group in 2011. Fogerty’s charitable gift established SLU’s Blue Diamonds Accelerator program in the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship to support the development of SLU student’s entrepreneurial ideas. 

About the Event

The event begins with a free networking breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Shanahan Atrium of Cook Hall. The presentation begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Anheuser Busch Auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested

Complimentary parking is available in the University's Olive/Compton Garage (3338 Olive Blvd.) or Laclede Garage (3642 Lacled Ave.) for non-SLU guests. Please keep the parking ticket received upon entry to the garage. An exit pass will be provided to you at the event's registration table.