Greehey School of Business Annual Business Week

Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)
Event Type
Special Event
Lisa Ann Garcia
Greehey School of Business

46th Annual: Business Week 2021

Schedule of Events
This year’s theme is Resilience Redefined: People. Planet. Profit. Power, inviting participants adjusting to the recent historic circumstances to explore innovative solutions to develop, lead and motivate people; protect and defend the planet; sustain and grow profits; and ethically use power and influence for the greater good.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Student Trivia Bowl
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Albert B. Alkek Business Building, Atrium
Moderator: Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, U.S. Army, Ret., Paralympian 2021

La Quinta Keynote Speaker: Resilience Turns Wounds into Wisdom
11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Business Building, Atrium
Jacqueline Darna, N.M.D., CEO and Medical Inventor, NoMo Bands

Panel Discussion: Managing for Resilience
2 to 3:15 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Business Building, Atrium
Moderator: Jeremy M. Grace, MBA Programs Director, St. Mary’s University


  • Anamaria Suescun-Fast (B.B.A. ’91), CEO and Managing Partner, talkStrategy
  • Kelly Contreras (B.B.A. ’18), Talent Acquisition Specialist, SWBC
  • Morgan Jones, Senior Manager Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Discussion: Culture in the Time of COVID
9:20 to 10:35 a.m.
University Center, Conference Room A
Frank Guerra, Founder and CEO, GDC Marketing and Ideation

Interactive Session: Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship
10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room A
Sarah Woolsey, Founder of The Impact Guild, Novant Health

Career Trek: Jordan Ford
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Jordan Ford located at 13010 I-35 North
The Career and Professional Development Center invites St. Mary’s University students to a Career Trek to Jordan Ford to “test drive” a day in Grad Track — Jordan Ford’s well-salaried, sales-oriented hiring initiative designed to develop a small cohort of recent graduates into transformational leaders within the automotive dealer industry.

Interactive Session: Create Your Perfect 30-Second Pitch and Win Every Time!
1:45 to 3 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room A
Jacqueline Darna, N.M.D., CEO and Medical Inventor, NoMo Bands

Thursday, Oct. 28

Virtual Career Fair
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
6 p.m., Check-In and Reception
7 p.m., Dinner and Awards
San Antonio Colonnade Hotel
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78230

Masks and professional attire are required for all events. For more information, contact Lisa Ann Garcia at or 210-436-3707.


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