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Meet the Spring 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders

Monday, January 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 28 young professionals selected for the Spring 2017 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program offers a select group of St. Louis’ young and talented the opportunity to receive training to develop leadership and management skills. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders.

Over the course of the three-month program, Emerging Leaders gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the St. Louis community, an opportunity to develop leadership skills, a chance for personal growth and self-assessment, exposure to volunteer involvements, and a diverse network of peers.

Spring 2017 Emerging Leaders Class

Anna Arackal

Senior Information Systems Auditor

Edward Jones


Chris Arnold

Financial Planning Associate



Tom Bahr

Project Architect, Associate



Jake Banton

Architectural Staff

Mackey Mitchell Architects


Julie Cooper

Policy & Real Estate Strategist

Development Strategies


Natasha Das


Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Hannah Dubreville

MSW Graduate Student

Washington University in St. Louis


Rashida Dinehart

Marketing Planning Specialist



Jolie Duhon

Strategic Operations Analyst

Lawrence Group


Jessica Grenard

Talent Sourcing

Nestlé Purina North America


Rebecca Guzman

Executive Assistant

Covenant House Missouri


Ben Gwynne

Senior Schools Manager



Kimberly Hall

Senior Counsel



Jonathan Hamilton

Senior Broker | FSR II



Terri Jansen

Compliance Consultant

Wells Fargo Advisors


Caitlin Ladd

Associate Director/Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

Maryville University


Will McAnulty

Instructional Team Leader - Social Studies

University City School District


Scott McKillip

Rotational Development Professional

Edward Jones


Kori Neely

Civil Engineer-Transportation

HR Green, Inc.


Tunde Ogunfidodo

Program Manager

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis


Bridjes O'Neil

Resource Development Associate



Mohsen Pasha

Associate Attorney

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard


Tara Ryterski

Supervisory Production Support Coordinator

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Cory Schmitt

Youth Advocate

North Campus


Andrew Smith

TOP Specialist

Wyman Center


Katie Wall

Coordinator, Corporate Community Relations

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.


James Williams

Assistant Director for Educational Access Programs

Southeast Missouri State University


Patrick Wrubel

Performance Improvement Consultant

BJC Health Care

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