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Keynote Speaker 2024


Steve Hamilton

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

CSI Leasing

Steve joined CSI in 1983 as a corporate attorney before becoming general counsel in 1988.

Beginning in 1999, he led CSI’s international expansion to Europe, Latin America, and Asia until

becoming president and COO in 2008. In 2016, he was named vice chairman and CEO, then

chairman in 2018. Prior to CSI, Steve was an associate with law firm Susman, Schermer, Rimmel

& Parker and a clerk to the Honorable George F. Gunn, Jr., on the Missouri Court of Appeals. He

serves on the College of Business Leadership Council at the University of Missouri – St Louis,

where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1977. Steve also received a

Juris Doctorate from Washington University in 1980. In 2022, he was honored with a

Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Steve was also the

recipient of the Distinguished Career Achiever Award at the 2013 Salute to Business

Achievement Awards presented by the UMSL College of Business. Steve is a member of the

Regional Business Council of St. Louis.