Voices of the Region: CEO Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid


Join us as we learn from the best voices in the region and inspire a greater St. Louis in our Voices of the Region speaker series.

It goes without saying that decision making is one of the most crucial aspects of leadership. Research shows how bosses make decisions is just as important as what decisions they make. Do it right, and you have employees who are more satisfied with their jobs, do better work, and feel valued.

In “CEO – Best Practices & Pitfalls to Avoid,” Ron Green and Don Jubel will discuss how they’ve created a culture of success as business leaders.

Date: January 17, 2020

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102


Our Speakers

Ron Green, Scout Executive and CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Ron Green is the Scout Executive/CEO of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. Headquartered in St. Louis, the council covers 51 different counties in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and St. Louis Metropolitan areas and has more than 66,000 members and nearly 15,000 adult volunteers making it one of the largest Boy Scout councils in the nation.

Since arriving in St. Louis, Ron has been instrumental in developing the council’s nationally-recognized STEM program. St. Louis hired the BSA’s first full-time STEM director and is also responsible for holding the program’s first STEM summer camp. In addition to progress in STEM, Ron has helped secure capital improvements for the council’s four camp properties, revitalizing the St. Louis camp experience. His efforts have also led to a new 16,000 square-foot dining hall at S bar F Scout Ranch transforming the property into a year-round program facility for the first time in its 50-year history.

Ron is also dedicated to giving every youth the opportunity to join Scouting. In 2012, the council partnered with local community leaders to form Future Search. The group embarked on an in-depth analysis of urban and hard-to-reach communities to develop a better approach to provide Scouting in these areas. With more than 30 years of experience as a professional Scouter, Ron, an Eagle Scout, has also served Scout Executive roles in Pennington, New Jersey, Princeton, New Jersey and Columbus, Ohio before arriving in St. Louis in March 2011. Ron and his wife Kathy have two children: a daughter, Caitlin, and a son, Thomas.


Don Jubel, Executive Chairman, Spartan Light Metal Products

A St. Louis native, Don Jubel is executive chairman of Spartan Light Metal Products, a supplier of die-cast parts and assemblies for the automobile industry.