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Robert Joseph Banis, American pharmaceutical company executive, educator, publisher. Certified management accountant. Recipient Volunteer of Year award Trinity Lutheran Church, 1991, United Way Star Communicator award, 1993, 94.


Banis, Robert Joseph was born on October 26, 1943 in New York City. Son of Vincent Nicholas and Roberta Irma (Shwedo) Banis.


Bachelor of Science in Science Education, Cornell University, 1967. Master of Science in Animal Nutrition, Purdue University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, 1973.

Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance with honors, University Chicago, 1982.


National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973-1975. Senior research scientist Armour Pharmaceutical Company, Kankakee, Illinois, 1975-1979, technical manager biochems. and parenterals, 1979-1981, manager biochemistry and pharmaceutical development, 1981-1983. Research group leader health care division Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1983-1985, manager research operations and finance planning, 1985-1986, manager research operations and finance planning, Searle Research and Development Division, 1986-1988, director operations and finance, 1988-1994.

President 21st Century Stewardship Inc., 1994-2000. Principal Banis & Associates, from 1994. Member adjunct faculty Vincennes University, 1994, Webster University, St. Louis, 1995.

Instructor St. Louis Community College, from 1994. Adjunct assistan business professor University Missouri, St. Louis, 1987-1992, adjunct associate professor, full-time lecturer, since 1992. Founder Science & Humanities Press, St. Louis, 1995, principal, public, Chief Executive Officer, since 1995.


  • Certified management accountant.



Co-chairman Searle-St. Louis division United Way campaign, 1988-1989, chairman, 1989-1990, allocations panel volunteer Greater St. Louis area, 1991-1995, loaned executive fundraisers, 1993, torchlight speaker, 1993-1994. Volunteer St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 1992-1998. President, chairman board Burns Recovered Support Group, Inc., 1993-1996.

Management consultant United Way Management Assistance Center, since 1994. Regional coordinator The Phoenix Society, 1993. General chairman World Burn Congress VII, 1995.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Institute Management Accountants (St. Louis chapter director civic activities, associate director Certified Medical Assistant review course 1993-1995), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (secretary Gateway chapter 1993-1994, vice president/president-elect 1994-1995, president 1995-1996), American Burn Association, St. Louis Public Association (vice president 1999), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Lois Elaine Polson, January 25, 1970 (deceased September 30, 2002). Children: Andrea Berit, Lauren Nicole.

Vincent Nicholas Banis

Roberta Irma (Shwedo) Banis

Lois Elaine Polson

Andrea Berit Banis

Lauren Nicole Banis