Rich Pisani – CEO AMG
Launched my first company, American Business Brokers, NC., in 1978 to appraise and market privately held businesses. Am well experienced in both business brokerage and franchise consulting. Established 23 franchise offices in the mid-west before selling the firm in February of 1981. From 1987 thru 1994 I earned my Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies thru St. Louis University's 'Price-Babson Fellows' program. I co-taught night courses in sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, business planning, as well as classes on entrepreneurship such as starting a small business and how to sell your company or franchise your business. Also, from 1987 thru 2009 I was a professor at St. Louis Community College on nights and weekends in their SLCC 'Continuing Education Department' teaching similar courses as outlined at SLU above. Started the franchise division for AMG Corporate Offices with two partners in 2005, which is in the 'Executive Office Suites & Business Center' industry. We now have 3 offices in the St. Louis area. Have been involved in over 30 business, civic, charity and political organizations as a 'volunteer' founder, officer, or board member to give back to my St. Louis community.
Diane Carson – CEO – Promo Xpertz
Diane is the Founder and President of Promo Xpertz LLC. She is the proud mother of one son (Alex), an award-winning Graphic Designer. Diane is a Certified Marketing Consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the marketing, events, and promotions world. She is a formidable force when it comes to delivering what you need, when you need it. Born and raised in Great Britain, with parents who live in Scotland, thriftiness comes naturally to her so your budget is in safe hands. Details are as important to her as they are to you and she’s happy to lose sleep on your behalf. She sweats the small stuff when it comes to your strategic goals so that all you have to do is enjoy the smooth ride to another successful promotion. Diane has vast experience in project management, business development and helping business owners with hands on marketing strategy. Promo Xpertz is a leading provider of branded promotional products. Over 25 years of assisting customers with trade show graphics and branded products! In addition, we help our clients with marketing strategy such as PR, Graphic Design, digital marketing.
Joe Clote -CEO- Publishing Concepts
Publishing Concepts, Inc. was co-founded by Joe Clote at his home in Webster Groves, Missouri in August of 1992. It was in October 1993 that Commerce Publishing Company of St. Louis purchased the year-old Publishing Concepts, Inc. With immediate resources at their disposal the Publishing Concepts team acted quickly to secure additional accounts .
In September 2003, Publishing Concepts, L.L.C. moved to its current headquarters located at 6590 Scanlan Avenue in the heart of Saint Louis Missouri, USA. Today, Publishing Concepts now incorporates print and digital magazine publishing, trade shows, maps, Web sites, Web Apps, directories and turn-key marketing, printing, and publishing services for multiple industries. Clote is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He also serves on the board of directors for the Haskell Foundation – Haskell Indian Nations University and Advisory Board Member of Saint Louis University – School for Professional Studies in Hospitality, in addition to serving on numerous regional boards as well.
ANDRE HOLMAN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STLTV
For 30 Years Andre has been the Executive Producer of STL TV and manages over 80 people producing over 50 television shows a week. Although STL TV is the City of St Louis, Missouri Government Television Station it is also one of the biggest stations in the county (www.stltv.net)
STACEY HOVIS - CEO AND PRODUCER HOVIS PRODUCTIONS
Stacey has worked with 20th Century Fox Television, Katty Face Productions, Anheuser Busch, Chrysler Corporation, BBDO Advertising, Pentacom, Busch Creative Services. Stacy currently produces TV and reality shows.
CLEVELAND RHODES CEO MY GENRE RADIO AND TV NETWORK
Cleveland owns and manages zeno.fm the 8th biggest internet radio network in the United States. Cleveland had over 50 stations airing 100 cities radio shows across teh United States. He is also prodcuer and Foundre of God Family Country and REEL TV two internet television stations that simulcast rado and television shows across the United States. Cleveland is headquarted in Clarksville Tennessee.