GIC Session 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Michael Drury and Ginger Imster

VIDEO September 25, 2015

Speaker / Author

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael assesses macroeconomic developments around the world to help develop hedging strategies using futures markets in interest rates, currencies and industrial materials. He travels ... Read More

Ginger Imster

Executive Director, Arch Grants

Ginger Imster, CFRE, has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, Ginger is the executive director of Arch Grants, a nonprofit that awards $50,000 equity-free grants to for-profit startups that headquarter in St. Louis. Arch Grants sponsors a year-round Global Startup Competition which leverages entrepreneurship and philanthropy to attract and retain talent in St. Louis. Arch Grants has awarded $3.6 million to 65 startups since 2012. Over 90 percent of those businesses are still active, and 88 percent of the businesses that are still active remain in St. Louis. Arch Grants Recipients have gone on to create over 275 jobs, generate ... Read More