Breech Business Week - “Inspired to Lead”

Breech 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.”


Monday, April 21 – Student Leader Day

8:00am Student Leader Breakfast – Breech Lounge
Noon Student Advisory Board Town Hall – Lay Hall Auditorium
  Speaker - Mr. James Hagale, Bass Pro President & COO
1:30pm Resume Workshop – Breech Lounge

Tuesday, April 22 - Community Service & Wellness Day

11am Stress Relief Workshop
4:30pm Golf for Greece Fundraiser for Aigina school children

Wednesday, April 23 - Professional Day

All Day Professional Dress Day at Breech
  LinkedIn Professional Photos Available
Noon LinkedIn Workshop – BR 102
  Presented by Molly Riddle
2pm Networking Workshop – BR 202
  Presented by Career Development and Planning
5pm LinkedIn Workshop (MBAs and Alumni) – Breech Lounge
  Presented by Michael Wehrenberg

Thursday, April 24 - Alumni Day

11am Speed Networking Event – Plaster Room/O’Reilly
  Registration Required, Sponsored by the Drury Alumni Council
5-7pm Reach Out to Breech Event – Alumni, Students, and Business Community Welcome
  Speaker - Dr. Clif Petty at Springfield Brewing Company

Friday, April 25 - Recognition Day

9am Breech Advisory Board Meeting
Noon Award Luncheon (by invitation only) – Plaster Room/O’Reilly
  Student Awards

All week business professionals will visit classrooms in the Professor for a Day Program.

Professor for a Day Participants

Amanda Kastler (’03)
--Elliott, Robinson & Co, LLP
Laura Knese (’10)
-- BKD
Bob Hammerschmidt
Commerce Bank
Luke Westerman (’04) (MBA ’05)
-- Computer Recycling Center
Brad Oliver (’91)      
-- Oliver Rains Group
Matt Cash (’06)
-- BKD
Brittany Hopp (’08)  
-- Clayton, York & Hopp
Mickey Moore (’95)   (MBA ’02)
-- Employee Screening Services
Doug Austin
-- Marlin Network
Jennifer Jackson 
-- SBJ Publishing, Inc.
Joe Johnson (’89)
--Lathrop & Gage
Paul Rone (’03) (MBA ’05)
--Farmers Insurance
John Schaefer
-- Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling
Richard Ollis 
-- Ollis & Company
Jonathan Andrews
O’Reilly Automotive
Tim O’Reilly
-- O’Reilly Hospitality Management
Kris Nau  (MBA ’96)
--Liberty Bank
Tona Rowett 
-- Enactus
Lori Johnson (’13 MBA)
-- TelComm Credit Union
Tony Shalloup  (MBA ’89)
-- The Whitlock Company
Rhonda Alexander (’12 MBA)
-- The Great Game of Business
John Trusdale
-- Federated Insurance


Read more about how to become a sponsor.

Corporate Partner

Corporate Donors

  • Beth Pile

Individual Donors

  • Amanda Kastler, ERCPA
  • Class of 1995