The Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies promotes and encourages entrepreneurial thought, business and activities locally, regionally and nationally.

The purpose of the Forum on Entrepreneurship 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.

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Funds generated from the series support student scholarships and encourage entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region.

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

Paula Gold-Williams speaking at Forum Breakfast at the Pearll
Speaker at podium during Forum Series event

Past Speakers

Great leaders who have served as speakers include:

  • 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 Forum Speakers

Kelly King (Chairman and CEO, Truist Financial Corporation)

Headshot of Kelly King

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

This event will be held virtually. The program will begin at 8 a.m.

Randy Harig (CEO of Texas Research & Technology Foundation and VelocityTX)

Randy Harig headshot

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

This event will be held virtually. The program will begin at 8 a.m.

Brad Barron (President and CEO, NuStar Energy, L.P)

Brad Barron headshot

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

This event will be held virtually. The program will begin at 8 a.m.

2020-2021 Future Events

  • February 2021
  • April 2021

All fall events will be held virtually on Zoom. Details to follow.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Forum Sponsors

Title Sponsorship


Board of Directors

GSB Forum on Entrepreunership board member and students

Paul Hensley, HOLT CAT

Sergio Palacios, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University

Vice President-Speakers
Hector Hernandez, Hernandez Financial Strategies, LLC

Vice President-Sponsors
Beth Hair, Vaco

Julia Hamon, Wells Fargo

Pamela A. Luna, St. Mary’s University


  • John Bruce, BKD, LLP
  • Rhonda Calvert, Comerica Bank
  • Jon D. Crumley, PwC
  • Tres Doran, KPMG LLP
  • Chris C. Edelen, Sterling Home Technologies and Safe Showers, LLC
  • Paul Garro, Central Catholic High School
  • Thomas Madison, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
  • Gary McDaniel, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • David G. Pope, Texas Capital Bank
  • Stephanie Ward, Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
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