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Mobile Commons, Mobile Internet Technology Innovator, Effectively Kills SOPA

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

According to Ellen Sherberg, Publisher – St. Louis Business Journal, Mobile Commons, a mobile marketing company that includes St. Louisan Joyce Aboussie as one of its partners, generated 400,000 calls to Congress over the issue of Internet legislation, Software Online Piracy Act  (SOPA). As reported in Forbes  , hit its target and the vote was delayed.

Joyce Aboussie,  CEO of Aboussie & Associates is a partner in the innovative Mobile Technology start-up.

December 2011

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates Heads Roster at St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference

December 16, 2011 Leave a comment

St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates 2011

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates 2011

This year’s conference features the rock stars of St. Louis, women who lead their companies, schools, organizations and our community. The roster is stellar. For those who think the St. Louis business world is a male bastion, think again. The keynote speaker is Brown Shoe President and CEO Diane Sullivan. It will be time to meet Laclede Group President Suzanne Sitherwood who will kick off the morning session. They’re joined by a spectrum of women leaders included in the roster below:

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates

Barbara Archer, President & Founder of Archer Wealth Management, LLC

Erin Budde, Sr. VP, Head of Community Affairs of Wells Fargo Advisors

Maxine Clark, President of Build-A-Bear Workshop

Dr. Myrtle Dorsey, Chancellor of St. Louis Community College

Tracy Elsperman Hart, President of Tarlton Corp.

Laurna Godwin, Co-founder & Principal of Vector Communications Corp. and Board Chair of Greater St. Louis Community Foundation

Darlene Green, Comptroller of City of St. Louis

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of Lambert International Airport

Catherine Hanaway, Partner of The Ashcroft Group, LLC

Ellen Harshman, Dean of Saint Louis

University, John Cook School of Business

Wendy Henry, Managing Partner, St. Louis & Decatur of BKD, LLP

Jan Hess, Senior Vice President of St. Luke’s Hospital

Deb Hollingsworth, Regional VP, External Affairs of AT&T

Stephanie Leffler, CEO of CrowdSource LLC

Peggy Lents, President of Lents & Associates

Linda Locke, Principal and Founder of Reputare Consulting

Lisa Lyle, Head of School of MICDS

Patricia Mercurio, President of Missouri of Bank of America

Brenda Newberry, CEO of Nesher, LLC

Kathy Osborn, Executive Director of Regional Business Council

Vicki Pohlman, CEO & Founder of PohlmanUSA

Anika Porter, Founder/Owner of Fitness with Anika

Kathleen Ratcliffe, President of St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

Lisa Richter, Managing Principal of Stakeholder Insights

Sally Roth, Area President, Missouri, Iowa and Western Kentucky of Regions Bank

Suzanne Sitherwood, President of Laclede Group

Julie Stackhouse, Sr. VP and Managing

Officer, Division of Banking Supervision, Discount Window Lending, and

Community Affairs of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, President of Webster University

Diane Sullivan, President & CEO of Brown Shoe

Patricia Whitaker, CEO of Arcturis

Last year more than 800 women attended the conference. This year, we’re hoping for a thousand.

I hope you’ll join them by attending the conference and/or sending women you know. There are sessions on banking, philanthropy, politics, you name it. I promise you’ll learn something you can use the very next day.

Check out It has all the registration details.

Hope to see you or a woman you know at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch on Jan. 18.

Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton is hosted by Joyce Aboussie in St. Louis, MO 2011

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment
Joyce Aboussie, CEO Aboussie & Associates with Bill Clinton

Joyce Aboussie, CEO Aboussie & Associates and former US President Bill Clinton 2011

According to Jo Mannies, at the St. Louis Beacon, en route to a speaking engagement in mid-Missouri,  former President Bill Clinton enjoyed lunch Friday with some prominent local Democrats at the Ladue home of Joyce Aboussiea prominent political activist and fundraiser.

Joyce Aboussie was the national political director for Democrat Richard A. Gephardt during his years in Congress. She was a big supporter of the 2008 presidential quest of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president’s wife and now the U.S. secretary of state.

Those at the lunch included Maxine Clark and Bob Fox, the founders of Build-A-Bear. Unconfirmed reports say that Gov. Jay Nixon also met with Clinton while he was in the state.

Later that day,  Clinton was in Warrensburg to speak to the graduation class at the University of Central Missouri.

Joyce Aboussie is CEO, Aboussie & Associates and Telephone Contact Inc.

Year 2011.

Joyce Aboussie raises $1.1 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in St. Louis, MO

December 9, 2011 Leave a comment
Joyce Aboussie

Women Leaders in St. Louis, Mo.

The St. Jude 50th Anniversary Kick-off Gala raised $1.1 million and drew 900 guests to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on June 18. The celebration was among the first to note the hospital’s upcoming 50 years of finding cures and saving children in 2012. ALSAC Board member Joyce Aboussie served as chairperson of the event, which honored Michael and Noèmi Neidorff for their support of St. Jude. Michael Neidorff is CEO of Centene Corp. St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas and her husband, television personality Phil Donahue, both spoke at the gala and presented each of the Neidorffs with an award.  World renowned singer Tony Bennett was on hand to provide stellar entertainment.  Joyce Aboussie is a lifetime resident of St. Louis, MO.

Joyce Aboussie is the CEO of Aboussie & Associates, a strategic consulting firm primarily working with Fortune 500 CEO’s. Aboussie is also CEO of Telephone Contact Inc. one of Missouri’s largest voter contact and qualitative and quantitative research firms. Telephone Contact Inc. has been in business for 25 years.