May 17, 2024 – 10 a.m. Careers from the Shop Floor to the C-Suite

This session will focus on the tremendous workforce opportunities that exist within the logistics and manufacturing sectors in the St. Louis region. Learn more about the collaborations underway to grow the region’s workforce and the partnerships being forged to attract high school and college students to fill in-demand positions in these growing sectors in the near future, while building a pipeline of workers to meet future needs with an additional 1,000+ jobs being added over the next several years.


  • Tony Ray, Vice President and General Manager St. Louis Completions, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • Jill Bracy, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Supply Chain & Analytics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Acting Director of the Supply Chain Risk & Resilience Research Institute
  • Tom McGovern, Dean of STEM, St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley Campus
  • Tony Fuhrmann, Director of Employment and Training, Madison County
  • Brian Mentzer, Superintendent, Belleville Township High School District 201