Breech School of Business Administration

Breech Business Week - “Inspired to Lead”

Breech Business WeekBreech Business Week provides students with an opportunity to engage in activities directly related to career preparation.  Serving as yet one more way we help our students be “job ready,”  the week will include business networking opportunities, as well as resume and social networking workshops designed to heighten their attention to professional presentation.  Drury students receive valuable insights and feedback from these connections while business leaders share their experiences and learn what makes Drury graduates highly valued employees. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for your company.  Join us at Breech Business Week and see the “Drury Difference.”

2015 Schedule of Events

All events marked with DU are open to all students. Note: some with limited space may require sign-up. Business professionals will be visiting classes in our “Professor for A Day” program.

Monday, April 20 - Student Leader Day
8:30 - 9am
Noon -1pm



Student Leader Breakfast (BI)
Speaker Event - Lay Hall (DU)
Curtis Dinan - ONE Gas 
Invited Luncheon for Speaker (BI)
Dinner Etiquette Review (BI)
Interview Techniques/Resume Review - Includes online option for CCPS students (DU)
Beta Sigma Gamma Installation - AACSB Honor Society (BI)

Tuesday April 21 - International Day
11am - Noon
Noon - 1pm
Photo Contest
4:30 - 6pm
5:30 - 7pm
Travelogue discussion (DU)
International Food tasting (DU)
Study Abroad Picture Contest (B)
Campus Golf Fundraiser (DU- students, faculty, staff - sign-up required)
BBQ at the Breech (Golf participants/I)
Wednesday, April 22 - Professional Day
10 - 11am

Noon - 1pm

1 - 2pm

4pm -5pm
First Day on the Job - Understanding Your Benefits (DU)
Karen Shannon, HR Consulting Director, Ollis & Company
Jumpstarting Your Career - Young Alumni Speaker (DU)
Grant Bowden, General Mills
Healthy Lifestyle - (DU)
Shannon Crosby, Cox Health
Stretching your Paycheck - Financial Workshop (DU)
Etiquette Dinner -at Hickory Hills - (BI)
Thursday, April 23 - Networking Day
8am - 4pm
11am - Noon

Noon - 3pm
4 - 5pm

5 - 7pm
Professional dress day at the Breech
LinkedIn Workshop with online option for CCPS students (DU)
Albert Lloyd
LinkedIn Professional Photos(B sign-up required, DU as space allows)
Speed Networking Event - Springfield Brewing Company (DU sign-up required)
Reach Out to Breech Event (Reservation Required) - Springfield Brewing Company - Dr. Steve Mullins, speaker
Friday, April 24 - Recognition Day

9am - Noon
Noon - 1pm
Professional Dress Day at the Breech
**Dress For Success Contest - needs a sponsor
Breech Advisory Board Meeting
Award Luncheon - (by Invitation)
B - open to Breech students
BI - limited events, invitation and reservation required

Professor for a Day Participants

Matt Cash
Audit Senior Manager, BKD
Jennifer Jackson
Publisher, SBJ Publishing, Inc.
Jeremy Clopton|
Senior Managing Consultant, BKD
Lori Johnson
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Telcomm Credit Union
Tyler Cockrum
Broker Relationship Manager, American National Insurance
Sharon Kuntz
Senior Copywriter, Deep
Tamara deWild
General Counsel, O'Reilly Auto Parts
Robert Mahaffey
President, Mahaffey Enterprises
Buddy Coulter
CFO, CNH Reman
Sandy Meyers
Director Risk Management, City Utilities
Michael Finch
CFO, City Utilities
Richard Ollis
CEO, Ollis & Company
Richard Goolsby
Staff Accountant, Abacus CPAs, LLC
Tim O'Reilly
CEO, O'Reilly Hospitality
Bob Hammerschmidt
President, Commerce Bank
Stephanie Rutledge
Director of Consumer Sales and Customer Experience, Guaranty Bank
Stephanie Hart
Group Account Director, Deep
John Schaefer
President and COO, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling 
Michael Homeyer
Senior Vice President, US Bank
Jim Stewart
Owner/Broker, Re/Max Solutions
Darin Wedgeworth
Owner, Hutchins Advertising
Michael West
Vice President of North American Operations, Positronic Industries 
Michael Wehrenberg
President, Wehrenberg Design


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Corporate Partners


 Corporate Sponsor

OakStar Bank  Commerce Bank  Springfield Business Journal

 In-Kind Sponsor

 Andy's Frozen Custard

 Corporate Donors

Legacy Bank & TrustGreat Southern BankSpringfield First Community BankWest Plains Bank & TrustO'Reilly Auto Parts    O'Bazzie Classics


Cerner Employee/Breech Alumni Group

  • Devin Moberly
  • CJ Obermaier
  • Kevin Suhrheinrich
  • Garrett Hillman
  • Cullen McDermott
  • Adam White
  • Melissa Hollon
  • Adam Spaulding
  • Randi Spaulding
  • Matt Hudgins
  • Bri Schuchmann
  • Kristen Humphreys
  • Michael Cook
  • Russell Hollander
  • Chris Clutter
  • Nic Zweifel
  • Bichlien Pham
  • Gerrit Thomsen
  • Andrew Klump

Individual Donors

  • Tamara deWild
  • Amanda Kastler
  • Brad Oliver
  • Tim O’Reilly
  • Robin Sronce
  • Jim Stewart

Business Week 2014