The Dean’s Breakfast Series Welcomes Guest Speaker David Hilliard, CEO of The Wyman Center

The John Cook School of Business welcomes guest speaker David Hilliard for the Dean’s Breakfast Series on Tuesday, April 21. Hilliard, the CEO of The Wyman Center a national youth development non-profit headquartered in St Louis, will discuss how he sees the disruptive forces already impacting the non-profit sector in St Louis and across the nation today and into the future.

The Dean’s Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary networking breakfast, and Hilliard’s presentation, “Six Disruptive Forces That Are Reshaping the Non-Profit Sector,” will begin at 8 a.m. in the Cook School’s A-B Auditorium. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is requested. Click here to find more information and register for our April 21 Dean’s Breakfast.

About David Hilliard

hilliard-headshotPresident of The Wyman Center since 1975, Dave Hilliard works with the Wyman Board of Trustees and executive staff to define and achieve the agency vision, mission and strategic goals, which has resulted in establishing the agency as a recognized national expert in teen leadership and development, especially for adolescents living in impoverished circumstances. Since 2000, Hilliard has led Wyman through a transition from being a regional direct service program provider for a few thousand St Louis area youth to the creation of a network of national partners supporting the replication of Wyman’s evidence based programs in 34 states and the District of Columbia reaching upwards of 40,000 youth annually.

Hilliard currently serves on: the Executive Advisory Board of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University; the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis; The College of Education Leadership Council at the University of Missouri St Louis, the Advisory Board of the Non-Profit Management and Leadership Program at the University of Missouri St Louis; City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s Commission on Children Youth and Families; the Steering Committee of St Louis Graduates, Regional College Access Project; The Nine Network/PBS American Graduate Steering Committee; and the Regional Youth Violence Task Force.

Recent recognitions include Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa from the University of Missouri and induction into the Smurfit-Stone Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. Additional recognitions include awards from: The American Camping Association; Kiwanis International; St. Louis County; The Progressive Youth Center; Commerce Bank/William T. Kemper Foundation’s Community Service Award; FOCUS St. Louis’ What’s Right with the Region; and the McDonnell Douglas Crystal Vision Award.

Hilliard has a degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University and has done graduate level work in business, psychology and counseling. He holds certificates in: The Administration of Voluntary Agencies from the United Way; Grantsmanship and Fundraising from the Grantsmanship Center of San Francisco; and The Neighborhood Leaders Program of the Coro Foundation. He is a member of FOCUS St. Louis and has completed its core leadership program.

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