Executive Next in Business Lecture Program


ST. LOUIS – William A. Donius, chairman and CEO of Pulaski Financial Corp., will be the next guest lecturer in the 2006-07 Maryville Talks Business Series, sponsored by Maryville University’s John E. Simon School of Business.

Donius will speak on “Winning Through Teamwork, Collaboration and Culture” at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Maryville Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow Donius’ presentation. The event will be hosted and moderated by Pamela Horwitz, Ph.D., dean of Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business. A Continental Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. in the auditorium’s Pfaff Lobby.

Prior to becoming chairman and CEO, Donius served Pulaski Bank as senior vice president with direct responsibility for mortgage lending, consumer lending and marketing. He joined the bank in 1992 as a loan officer.

Admission is free for the April 19 Maryville Talks Business lecture but reservations are requested by April 13. For more information or to make a reservation, call Maryville University’s Alumni Relations Office, 314-529-9624 or e-mail trechtin@maryville.edu.

Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business launched the Maryville Talks Business series in 1999 as a venue to bring together distinguished leaders in the St. Louis business community. Recent series speakers have included Colleen Barrett, president and corporate secretary of Southwest Airlines; Joseph Rupp, president and chief executive officer of Olin Corporation; and Cindy Brinkley, CEO of SBC-Missouri.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies.

Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.