Steve Oslica, Executive Director
Steven T. Oslica is a Missouri native who spent the majority of his career in the field of oil and gas construction materials, most notably with Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (with manufacturing operations in Sedalia, Missouri) and H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
His industrial business experience lends itself to a parallel understanding of the business challenges experienced by a number of Hawthorn members. With over 25 years of global sales and marketing management experience, Steve was regularly working alongside large energy companies and their outside engineering contractors within North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Steve and his wife Anna returned to Missouri in 2015 after nearly eight years away. "I'm grateful for this opportunity from our executive committee. It is an honor to give back to our state."
Steve and Anna have two grown children, both educated at the University of Missouri, where they received both undergraduate and graduate level degrees. "We went to Pennsylvania. They stayed at Mizzou. We were not surprised."
Steve is a graduate of Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri where he was president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He and Anna reside in St. Louis with their golden retriever.
Kathy Wunderlich, Program Associate
Kathy (Beatty) Wunderlich has been a resident of St. Louis since 1998, having been born and raised in Hinsdale Illinois. After leaving the active duty Marine Corps, Kathy’s husband, Rob, returned with his family to St. Louis to join Wunderlich Fibre Box (est. 1860), which was one of the first 100 incorporated businesses in the State of Missouri.
Along with raising three sons, Kathy has 15+ years of experience in event planning, project management, marketing and nonprofit development. Kathy spent over 12 years in various roles at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago and Dallas, then helped to open their office in St. Louis. Along with being an extremely active community volunteer, Kathy served two area nonprofits as their interim Development Director and has sat on eleven different boards. After running her own business for four years, Kathy happened to see an opening at Hawthorn Foundation and it seemed like an exciting next step.
Kathy received a B.A. from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, currently serving on the Delta Gamma Center board. She was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Kathy is also the proud owner of a small parcel of Midwest farmland that has been in her family for four generations.
Annette Wallace, Event Manager
Annette (Touchette) Wallace (CMP / CGMP) is from Cahokia, IL. After graduating from high school, her family moved to a farm in mid-Missouri just outside Jefferson City, MO.
Annette worked for the Department of Economic Development (DED) for almost 16 years, and the past 14 years as Event Planner. She was responsible for planning the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development and coordinating various events for DED.
Prior to working for the state of Missouri, she served as executive director, program director, and event coordinator for various associations, including the Missouri Association of Life Underwriters, Missouri State Chiropractors Association, and Associated Industries of Missouri. Annette has 30 years of experience in event planning, including 16 years in association management. She earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2009, the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) in 2018, and has a BS in Business Administration/Management from Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
She has been a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) since 2006 and has served as President, Planner Director and Treasurer for the Missouri State Capital Chapter, and presently serves on the National Board as 1st Vice President. In addition, Annette was an active member of the Missouri Society of Association Executives for 16 years, and presently is an emeritus member.
Annette and her husband, David, live in Jefferson City with their 3 dogs. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and enjoy camping and boating or just relaxing at the Lake of the Ozarks or the nearest beach.