Voices of the Region: Be Paranoid – Sustaining Your Business During Constant Change (If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It)


Learn from influential business people in our Voices of the Region speaker series.

In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. Merely acknowledging these changes is not sufficient to provide for successful business outcomes. Join Brian Henry, Jeanet Wade, and Tracey Wehlpley in “Be Paranoid – Sustaining Your Business During Constant Change” to learn about how they successfully navigate change and develop appropriate and effective processes to properly manage such change.

Date: October 25, 2019

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

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


Our Speakers

Brian Henry, Vice President, External Affairs, Cigna

Brian has served as Vice President, External Affairs since January 2019, joining Cigna from Express Scripts following closure of the acquisition in December 2018. He is responsible for public relations, media relations, issues management, and reputation management for the enterprise, working closely with Corporate Communications, Marketing, and across the enterprise to build and protect our brand.

Prior to joining Cigna, Brian served as Vice President, Corporate Communications at Express Scripts from 2011-2018. He has also held leadership roles in marketing and communications at Paragon Biosciences, Medtronic, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the American Heart Association. Brian started his career as a newspaper reporter in Southern Illinois and also worked at a leading international public relations agency in Chicago.

Brian currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Inc., a national non-profit organization that helps bereaved parents after the loss of a child. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Foundation.

Brian earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Jeanet Wade, Certified EOS Implementer, Business Alchemist

Jeanet Wade has helped small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries across the U.S. get more from their business. Over the past 25 years, she has been on management and leadership teams at large corporations and small family-owned businesses and can bring that experience to any organization that would like to achieve their vision, get traction, and improve team health. Also, she has been Managing Partner of her own firm for 19 years. Jeanet’s proven process is the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). It is a set of timeless business principles and real-world tools that help leadership teams of growth-oriented companies systematically and permanently improve.

Tracy Whelpley, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Cannonball


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