Entrepreneur Speaker Series Features Local Alumnus


As part of the TRU-Entrepreneur Speaker Series, Pat Foglesong (’91) will speak at 12 p.m. March 21 in the Doug & Diane Villhard Innovation Lab located in Pickler Memorial Library.

A Kirksville native, Foglesong was fortunate to be influenced by a number of local entrepreneurs such as contractors, administrators, sales professionals, deal makers and health care professionals, all of whom came from humble means and achieved their success by building from the ground up. Following in those footsteps, Foglesong and his wife of 35 years, Christina (’90), began their business adventure as janitors cleaning offices, factories, clinics and even a fraternity house. Today, their family business is comprised of a variety of companies across multiple industries including service, building materials, general construction, health care, fitness, real estate development and business management. The Foglesongs believe it is important to give back to their community and to continue to invest in Kirksville, their hometown.

The Folgesongs met while attending junior high school in the Ophelia Parish Building on campus. They were later married in 1987 while students at Truman. After graduation, they chose to make Kirksville their home to be near family and enjoy the quality of life a small town offers. Kirksville remains their home and is the headquarters for their business entities. They are the proud parents of three children and five grandchildren.
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