More than 800 people attended the 2013 Governorís Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 10 in Jefferson City. They heard from guest speaker David L. Steward, and enjoyed inspirational music from Marla Lyn Thomas. Thank you for the tremendous support for the Governorís Student Leadership Forum and for the generosity through the freewill offering for the Samaritan Center! Please visit this site again to learn more about the 2014 event.
Video Broadcast from 2013 Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast
Our 2013 Governorís Prayer Breakfast Speaker was David L. Steward.
David L. Steward is the chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, a market-leading systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider. Started in 1990 with a handful of employees and a 4,000 square-foot office, the company is on track to post its strongest year to date in 2012, with more than 2,000 employees and two million-plus square feet of facilities contributing to generate more than $4 billion in annual revenue. In 2011, World Wide Technologies was ranked #50 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
Mr. Steward is well-known for applying his strong faith to business. He is the author of a book on the importance of faith and values in business, Doing Business by the Good Book: Fifty-Two Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible, with the foreword written by former President George H.W. Bush.
World Wide Technology believes that a critical component of the strength of a community is the commitment that its resident businesses show toward that community. That belief is the foundation of WWTís proactive involvement in the community. The company has invested in several community service organizations, primarily those that serve families and children, such as United Way, Ronald McDonald House, the Minority Scholarship Foundation, and the American Red Cross.
David Steward is president of both the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and Variety the Childrenís Charity of St. Louis, and he also serves on the boards of several other civic, academic and charitable organizations. Mr. Steward was appointed by Gov. Nixon to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators,
which oversees the operation of the four-campus University of Missouri system. He also served on the executive advisory board of Gov. Nixonís Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth, a process to set goals and plans to transform Missouriís economy over the next five years.
Mr. Steward grew up in Clinton, Mo., and is a graduate of Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri). He and his wife Thelma, a registered nurse, have been married for 36 years. Their family includes son David II, and his wife, Mary; and daughter Kimberly.