Chaminade Alumni Business Network (CABN)

Mission Statement

CABN's goal is to create a networking environment for alumni to nurture their personal and business growth while supporting that of the Chaminade community.

CABN Advisory Council
Mike Basler '81
Alan Chlebowski '99
Jimmy Hofman '09
John Koreckij '95
Craig Palubiak '73
Frank Ruzicka '82
Ray Ruzicka '73
Ted Ruzicka '80
Bernie Schweiss '80
Charlie Sellberg '96
Peter Sheahan '82
Tim Torretta '03


Past Event Speakers and Panelists

"St. Louis Regional Economic Outlook"
October 2017

Moderator: Jimmy Hofman '09, The Hofman Group at Morgan Stanley

John Eilermann '82 – CEO and Chairman of the Board, McBride and Son Companies
Tim Covington '82 – Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Bank
John Handy '81 – President and Chief Operating Officer, Commerce Trust Company

"Impact of Chaminade Family Businesses in Our Community"
March 2017

Moderator: Jimmy Hofman '09, The Hofman Group at Morgan Stanley

Don Carmody '60 – Principal – Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Jon Degel '02 – Vice President – Degel Truck Centers
Jim Gorczyca – President/CEO – O’Fallon Brewery (brother of Tom ’73 - VP of Sales)
Greg Twardowski '84 – President/CEO – Whelan Security

"An Evening at TechShop"
October 2016
Chris Ruzicka '78, Director of Business Development, shared the story of TechShop and led tours of the space highlighting each of the areas in the shop.

"The State of Our City"
March 2016

In the wake of the Rams leaving town for Los Angeles, many of us still know St. Louis is a great place to live, work, raise our families and support the Blues and Cardinals. Our panelists will offer their two-cents as to why St. Louis has a bright future ahead.

Moderator: Tim Torretta '03, 
UBS Financial Services | Financial Advisor

Paul Blum '02
Member of the Board | MICA Project and
Product Manager | Boeing

Matt Geekie '80
Senior V.P./General Counsel | Graybar Electric Company, Inc.;
President | Saint Louis Zoo Association Board of Directors and
Chairman of the Board | St. Louis OASIS Institute

Richard Reilly '77
Art and Sustainability Collaborator | Richard Reilly Studio

Chris Ruzicka '78
Director of Business Development | TechShop in the Cortex District and
Principal | Ruzicka Marketing Services LLC

"St. Louis Regional Economic Outlook"
October 2015

David A. Peacock
Chaminade Parent
Former President, Anheuser-Busch
Currently Entrepreneur and Civic Advocate

Eli Hoisington
Vice President and Design Principal at HOK

"Dynamic Opportunities in the St. Louis Region"
March 2015

Moderator: Craig Palubiak '73, Optim Consulting Group | President

Kevin Haar '75, President & CEO | Appistry, Inc.
Jeff Rainford | Former Chief of Staff to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

"St. Louis Regional Economic Outlook"
October 2014

Moderator: Peter Sheahan '82, NAI Desco Commercial | Principal/Owner

Chris Chivetta '80, Hastings+Chivetta | Principal
Bill Corrigan '77, Armstrong Teasdale | Partner
Michael Gallagher, past parent, Accenture | Managing Director
Steve Smith '74, The Lawrence Group | Founding Principal/CEO

"Today's Healthcare Law and its Effects - Today, Tomorrow and in the Future"
March 2014

Fred W. Rottnek M.D. '82 - Director of Community Medicine, Saint Louis University
Lou Rotter '81 - Chief Contracting Officer, SSM Healthcare
Joe Bottani '98 - Partner, Arch Brokerage

"The Economic Status of the St. Louis Region, A Business Owner's Perspective"
October, 2013

Paul McKee '63

"The Economic Status of the St. Louis Region with a focus on Real Estate and Lending Practices"
April 2013

Peter Sheahan '82, Partner, NAI Desco
Jack Schreiber '68, President, Commerce Bank
Lowell K. "Chip" Wood, Jr. '72, Owner, L.K. Wood Realtors

Local Alumni Business Executives Discuss: "The Economic Status of the St. Louis Region"
October 2012

Bill Hinderer '69, President, Tacony Corporation
Peter Desloge '79, CEO, Watlow Electric
Clayton Brown '81, CEO, The International Companies
Jeff Bauer '83, Partner, Color Art Integrated Interiors


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