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 Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast SeriesThe Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies promotes and encourages entrepreneurial thought, business and activities locally, regionally and nationally.

The purpose of the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series is to offer the larger San Antonio community and students of St. Mary’s University a forum to hear from some of the most talented individuals in industry and government. Funds generated from the series support student scholarships and encourage entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region.

The Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series attracts two to three hundred attendees to its bi-monthly breakfast meetings.

Past Speakers

Paula Gold-Williams speaking at Forum Breakfast at the PearllGreat leaders who have served as speakers include:

  • Lynda Ellis, owner, president and CEO of Capital Concierge
  • James Garvin, Ph.D., CEO, president and director of CytoBioScience, Inc.
  • Dennis Noll, CEO of San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Bryant Ambelang, president and CEO of NatureSweet Brands LTD
  • Mike Howard, chairman and CEO of Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC
  • Shannon Schuyler, principal, chief purpose officer and corporate responsibility leader of PwC, and president of PwC Charitable Foundation
  • Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., president of Southwest Research Institute
  • Stuart Parker (M.B.A. ’95), CEO of USAA
  • Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU apparel, author, and marketing and branding judge for ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Paula Gold-Williams (B.B.A. ’84), CEO of CPS Energy
  • Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil and Shinola
  • Bill Greehey, chairman of NuStar Energy, L.P.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Kellie Fischer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Texas Rangers Baseball Club


Next Forum Breakfast

Thursday, April 25

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Guest Speakers

Kellie FischerKellie Fischer, Forum Breakfast 2019 speaker
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Texas Rangers Baseball Club

Kellie Fischer was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Rangers in March 2005. She oversees all financial matters and purchasing for the Texas Rangers and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Fischer joined the Rangers in 1999 and has served in many roles for the Rangers’ former parent company, Southwest Sports Group, and the Dallas Stars.

Prior to joining the Rangers, Fischer spent four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the audit division of the Dallas office. She earned her B.A. in accounting from Baylor University in 1995 and is a Texas CPA. Fischer is a member of The Dallas Assembly, International Women’s Forum and is an alumna of Leadership Dallas.

Fischer’s commitment to the community extends beyond the doors of the Texas Rangers. She serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Fischer also serves on the Finance Committee for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

She was named the 2010 Chief Financial Officer of the Year for private mid-size companies by the Dallas Business Journal, the 2012 Chief Financial Officer Game Changer of the Year by the Fort Worth Business Press, the recipient of the 2013 Herbert H. Reynolds Outstanding Young Alumni Award of the Baylor University Alumni Association, and one of the Dallas 500 Business Leaders by D Magazine in 2015.

Fischer and her husband, Scott, reside in Dallas.

Event will be held at the Pearl Stable. Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the program from 8-9 a.m.


Sponsorship Opportunities

To renew your sponsorship, become a new Forum on Entrepreneurship Sponsor, or for additional information about attending, contact forumbreakfast@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3124.

Forum Sponsors

Title Sponsor

pwc

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Venue Sponsor

Pearl Stable


Past Events

Feb. 2, 2017 Forum Breakfast featuring Shannon Schuyler, principal, chief purpose officer and corporate responsibility leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series featuring Shannon Schuyler

April 7, 2016 Forum Breakfast featuring Stuart Parker (M.B.A. ’95), CEO of USAA

Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series featuring Stuart Parker


Board of Directors

Officers

Chairman
Chris C. Edelen, St. Mary’s University and Sterling Home Technologies

President
Paul Hensley, Holt CAT

Vice President-Speakers
Hector Hernandez, Hernandez Financial Strategies L.L.C.

Vice President-Sponsors
Beth Hair, Aventine Hill Partners

Treasurer
Julia Hamon, Wells Fargo

Secretary
Pamela A. Luna, CAP-OM, St. Mary’s University

Members

John Bruce, BKD, LLP – CPAs & Advisors
Rhonda Calvert, Comerica Bank
Jon D. Crumley, PwC
Tres Doran, KPMG LLP
Tom Madison, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
Gary McDaniel, Norton Rose Fulbright
David G. Pope, Texas Capital Bank
Tanuja Singh, D.B.A., St. Mary’s University

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