BNI Mid America serves Arkansas, Missouri (except Kansas City), Southeast Kansas, Southern Illinois and Texarkana, Texas. If you are interested in finding out more about BNI in our area, contact the BNI Mid America office at 314-822-1030 or send an email.
For information about BNI in other parts of the USA or internationally, contact BNI International at 800-825-8286.
BNI Mid America is a dynamic organization that was established in December 1994 by Scott T. Simon, Executive Director. Our region consistently ranks among the top 10% of all franchises, and partners Scott T. Simon and Teresa Morris-Simon serve as proud members of BNI’s Platinum Club. They have also served on BNI’s Founders Circle and the BNI Connect Task Force.
Meet the BNI Mid America Executive Director Management TEAM
Scott T. Simon, Executive Director
Scott T. Simon is a St. Louis native currently residing in Kirkwood, Missouri with his wife Teresa and daughter Tiffany. He received a B.S. in Marketing/Business Management and a M.B.A. in Finance from Central Missouri State University in 1974. Following graduation he went to work for General Foods Corporation, Maxwell House Coffee Division, where he became the top sales person for their region in his first year.
In 1975 he returned to the St. Louis area to enter the commercial real estate business and became a partner in the firm of Lechner & Simon Inc. in 1978 specializing in land transactions for companies such as McDonald's, Texaco, Red Roof Inns, and many local area businesses where he "helped turn one man's dirt into another man's dream".
In 1994 he was introduced to and became a franchise owner of BNI Mid America. He is also a contributing author to the best selling book Masters of Networking, Building Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul.
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Teresa Morris-Simon, Executive Director
After more than a decade in the commercial real estate business, Teresa Morris-Simon joined BNI Mid America in 2001. Since then, she has been instrumental in helping our 2,600 members in a wide range of professions grow their business by referral by over $4 Billion! Teresa’s burning desire is to reach the end of this journey with her sense of wonder and awe intact, and she is passionate about helping others LEARN more to EARN more!
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Victor Muzquiz, Executive Director
Victor Muzquiz joined the director team on January 1st, 2010. Victor is a native of Mexico, but has lived here for more than half his life, so he considers the U.S. his home. Victor joined BNI as a remodeling contractor in St. Louis. Prior to opening Honey Do Home Repair and Remodel, Victor was a foreign language teacher for over ten years. Victor earned his Masters in Teaching at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT where he earned a Masters Degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Victor has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher, and education and training have always been top priorities in his professional life.
One of the primary reasons that Victor joined BNI is that BNI spends thousands of hours educating and training its members about networking skills and solid referral marketing practices. In addition, he appreciates the incredible opportunity BNI offers to learn about a wide variety of businesses and best practices as chapter members share their extensive knowledge of their professions. Victor is responsible for the management and the development of BNI chapters in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, and he and his wife, Virginia, both former members became franchise owner partners in 2012 for the Southern Illinois/St. Louis Metropolitan regions. His passion is sharing with others the opportunities for professional growth and increased revenue that come with membership in BNI.
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Mike Tobin, Executive Director
Mike Tobin is the Director for Arkansas, Central and Southern Missouri, SE Kansas, and the Texarkana, TX areas. He works with a highly talented team of (20) Assistant Director Consultants and Ambassadors across his region. Some of the highlights of this team over the years: World record chapter kick off in Joplin, (2) chapters that have gone over (70) members in Joplin and Lake of the Ozarks, the opening of the SE Missouri region, and the creation of the BNI March Madness and BNI Visitor Host program.
Mike lives in St. Charles County with wife Michelle and daughter Dallas. In 2012, Mike and Michelle Tobin became franchise owner partners for the Arkansas/Texarkana regions.
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BNI Mid America
400 Gabriel Drive
St. Louis, MO 63122
Scott T. Simon, Executive Director, 314-822-1030 Send Message
Teresa Morris-Simon, Executive Director, 314-822-1030 Send Message
Victor Muzquiz, Executive Director, 618-402-5441 Send Message
Virginia Muzquiz, Executive Director, 314-304-5409 Send Message
Mike Tobin, Executive Director, 314-359-9464 Send Message
Michelle Tobin, Executive Director, 314-359-9476 Send Message
Kara Whittaker, Area Director, 314-616-1567 Send Message
Scott Ernst, Director of Member Services, 314-822-1030 Send Message
Linda Hester, Member Services, 314-822-1030 Send Message