Tarlton President to Discuss ‘Sustainability’


Tracy Hart, president of Tarlton Corporation, will be the first speaker for the 10th annual Maryville Talks Business breakfast lecture series. She will discuss “St. Louis and Sustainability.” The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Maryville University Auditorium, followed by the lecture and a question-answer session.

Tarlton Corp. is one of three area companies included on the 2008 Engineering News-Record list of top 100 U.S.-based green contractors. Sustainable building projects by Tarlton Corp. include a lab at Bio-Research and Development Growth Park in Creve Coeur, a Brewing Process Control Building for Anheuser-Busch and the Millipore Laboratory Expansion in St. Charles.

The first woman to become president of a major general contracting company in St. Louis and one of few nationally, Hart is recognized as a successful business leader. Under her direction, Tarlton Corp. has developed a 75 percent repeat client record and increased revenues. Hart serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association, is a trustee of the St. Louis Science Center and is the first woman chair of Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.

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. Previous speakers have included Joyce Blackwell, IBM; John W. Bachmann, Edward Jones; Don W. Hubble, Angelica Corporation; and Cindy Brinkley, SBC-Missouri.

Admission is free for the Maryville Talks Business lecture, but reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation, call Maryville University’s Alumni Relations Office, 314.529.9624 or e-mail fmattina@maryville.edu.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 15,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.