Connect at Breakfast: Protecting Your Business: A Panel Discussion


Part Three of our Business Sustainability series will feature a panel discussion on how to best protect your business and its interests.

April 18, 2018

One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 1300
St. Louis, MO 63102

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.: registration, networking, and continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: program

$30 for nonmembers
$20 for St. Louis Minority Business Council members

Complimentary 2-hour parking in the Metropolitan Square Parking Garage. Additional parking available in building garage off of Pine Street.



Christina Anderson
Assistant Vice President of Business Banking, Enterprise Bank

Christina Anderson is a business leader with over 15 years of relationship management, sales strategy, marketing and recruiting experience. She excels at managing external business relationships and developing cohesive strategies for product and service growth. Anderson contributes to the profitability and growth of Enterprise's Business Banking Unit by building and developing new and expanded client relationships. She consults with customers and prospects about their financial goals and needs and how to best meet those needs.


Kathy Conley-Jones
Principal & CEO, Conley Financial Services
For over three decades, The Conley Financial Group has been helping corporations and individuals protect their assets and develop practical wealth strategies that endure. Kathy Conley-Jones is an experienced broker and respected member of the U.S. Bank Women in Leadership Organization and the National Organization of Women Business Owners. She understands the complexities of insurance and financial strategies and has helped many companies.


Steven Schwartz
Principal, Brown & James, PC
Steven Schwartz has been with Brown & James since 1987 and has been a principal of the firm since 1993. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to conclusion and regularly handles all types of litigation with a concentration in economic loss claims and insurance coverage matters. Schwartz's areas of practice include Business and Commercial Litigation, Consumer Claims, Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Liability, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Technology and Cyber Liability, and Professional Liability.

Mark Stallion
Officer, Patent Practice Group Lead, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

As a registered patent attorney with a background in engineering, Mark Stallion brings his intellectual property clients a strong combination of legal and technical knowledge. He handles patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management, both domestic and foreign. Stallion also provides patent litigation support and litigation management. His practice includes patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, technology agreements, confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements, employment/consulting agreements, cloud computing and social media policies and agreements, software escrow and data rights agreements and licensing agreements for open-source software. He also handles IP portfolio management, including intellectual property valuation and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.


Gloria Carter-Hicks
President and CEO, Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC

Gloria Carter-Hicks is the President and CEO of Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC, an award-winning, full-service performance improvement company. Carter-Hicks is a results-oriented executive with a successful business career and over 20 years of experience. She is recognized as a driving force in the areas of Human Resources, Management Consulting, Executive Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development, and Organizational Development. Carter-Hicks uses her experience as a human resource professional, consultant and business owner to enhance business performance and organizational results for her clients.