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The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the fifth Annual Champions of Hope Gala, led by the CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri – St. Louis Chapter Members. We are honored to have Clayco as our 2020 Presenting Sponsor.

2020 Event Chairs

Bob & Jane Clark 

The American Cancer Society is proud to recognize Bob & Jane Clark as this years event chairs. Bob is the Executive Chairman & Founder of Clayco.  This event helps support the Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and LEAD the fight for a world without cancer.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

CEOs Against Cancer is a powerful group of executives committed to saving lives and improving their company’s bottom line. CEOs from the world’s top companies are uniting to change the course of cancer to leverage the collective knowledge, power, and resources of the American Cancer Society.

The Champions of Hope Gala is led by some of the most distinguished leaders in the St. Louis Area, our CEO's Against Cancer of Missouri - St. Louis Chapter.  

CEOs Against Cancer Chairs


Steve O’Loughlin

Lodging Hospitality Management 

Vice Chair

Jim Kavanaugh

World Wide Technology

Vice Chair

Dave Peacock

CEOs Against Cancer Members

Andy Taylor, Enterprise Holdings
Bill De Witt III, St. Louis Cardinals
Candace Jennings, SSM Health
Eric Johnson, Deloitte
Fred Pestello, Saint Louis University
Joe Leahy, HLK
Bob Clark, Clayco
Penny Pennington, Edward Jones
John Sheehan, CBRE
Robert Bobroff, St. Louis Business Journal
John Tvrdik, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Karen Vangyia, KPMG
Kathleen Mazzarella, Graybar
Larry Otto, US Bank

Steve Mackin, Mercy

Joe McKee, PARIC

Ron Kruszewski, Stifel

Rob Vitale, Post Holdings, Inc.

Michael Neidorff, Centene
Peter Blumeyer, UMB Bank
Rich Liekweg, BJC Healthcare
Ruth Saphian, Ernst & Young
Sharon John, Build-A-Bear
Steve Gross, Northwestern Mutual
Steve Hamilton, CSI Leasing
Steve Maritz, Maritz
Suzanne Sitherwood, Spire Inc.
Thomas George, UMSL
Tom Minogue, Thompson Coburn
Tom Stillman, St. Louis Blues
Trish Lollo, Barnes-Jewish West County
Trish Miller, Business Journal
Warner Baxter, Ameren

David Stokes, Grey Eagle

Glenn Kellow, Peabody

2020 Champions of Hope Gala

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