In a week when a major trade agreement was concluded among North American Trading partners, the Consul General of Canada in Chicago, John Cruickshank and Consul Monica Robson visited St. Louis and met with leadership of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and corporate leaders.
Mr. Cruickshank was in town as the keynote speakers at the 2018 Critical Infrastructure Conference hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Also keynoting was Alex Hergott, White House infrastructure advisor.
Canadian Consul General John Cruickshank (center) visits with leadership of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and corporate leaders Oct. 2 in St. Louis. With Consul General John Cruickshank and Consul Monica Robson are Dr. Seung Kim, Director of the Boeing Institute for International Business, Saint Louis University; Mr. Pierce Powers, President of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and CEO of Powers Insurance and Risk Management; Mr. Larry Taylor, Vice President at Large, World Affairs Council and President of Aziotics; Ms. Donna Kirtian, Executive Director, Chase Commercial Banking; Ms. Crystal Barker, Associate Relationship Director, PNC Bank (Canadian Citizen); Mr. Mark Sutherland, VP of Market Strategies for the Missouri Partnership; Mr. Gavin Bowman, Senior Director of Global Product Management for Novus International; Mr. Duane J. Simpson, State and Local Governmental Affairs Lead, Bayer U.S. – Crop Science; Mr. Robert Foster, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of St. Louis; Ms. Esther Farler-Westphal, Associate, JPMorgan Chase; Ms. Stella Sheehan, Deputy Director, World Trade Center of St. Louis.