Voices of the Region: From 4 To 160 Locations – How Business Planning Got Us There


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

In “From 4 to 160 Locations – How Business Planning Got Us There,” learn from the executive at Drury Hotels as to how his business grew to become one of our region’s most prominent brands. As a family-owned and -operated business, Chuck Drury will share the history of the Drury brand’s growth and how their values and business plan attributes to the company’s success.

Date: September 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

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


Our Speaker

Chuck Drury, President & CEO, Drury Hotels

Charles L. Drury (Chuck) is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Drury Hotels Company LLC., a national, family-owned and operated hotel company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  As president and chief executive officer, he oversees strategic planning and long-range direction for the hotel chain, which operates over 150 hotels in 25 states.

He began his career in the family business in 1966 at age 11 when he began working as a bus boy in one of the hotel restaurants.  Since then he has worked in every aspect of the business including construction, development, marketing and hotel management.  In 1984, he was appointed to Drury’s Board of Directors, and in 1985, at age 30, was elected President and CEO.

He earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota in 1978.

Chuck is involved in the community and is a member of the following Boards and Committees.

Current: Executive Board Member, Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America; Advisory Board Member, Commerce Bank, St. Louis; Board Member, Drury Development Corp.; Board Member, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Foundation Inc.

Past: Board Member, Wings of Hope; Board Member, St. Louis University High School Board of Trustees; Board Member, St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association; Board Member, Conservation Federation of Missouri; Board Member, University of Notre Dame Libraries Council.


Our Moderator

Robert Lefton, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Psychological Associates