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Announcing the 2017-18 Class of Leadership St. Louis

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 67 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 42nd Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,000 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976.

Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for emerging and established leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the St. Louis region. The 18-day, 9-month curriculum explores such issues as economic development, racial equity, education, poverty and social services, arts and culture, and the criminal justice system. Participants visit key sites in the bi-state region, engage in face-to-face dialogue with regional decision makers and gain a deeper understanding of leadership approaches that produce results.

 

“We are excited to welcome this talented and diverse group of participants into Leadership St. Louis. Over the next year, they will experience this region in new ways and gain knowledge, skills and connections they can use to make a difference within it,” said Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D., President & CEO of FOCUS St. Louis and Director of the Leadership St. Louis program.

Leadership St. Louis is one of seven leadership programs offered by FOCUS St. Louis to achieve its mission of preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

 

2017-2018 Leadership St. Louis Class

Ellen Amato

Senior Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

Kevin Anders

Assistant Vice President

Ameren Missouri

 

Jason Boone

Talent Acquisition Principal

SAIC

 

Jared Boyd

Chief of Staff and Counsel

City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office

 

Lance Cage

Managing Principal

HOK

 

Kirk Capistrant

Technical Director

United States Air Force

 

Matt Clausen

Director, Strategy and Business Development

SSM Health

 

Steve Condrin

Director of Off Campus Real Estate

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Peter Corsale

Shareholder

Polsinelli

 

MaryAnn Taylor Crate

Principal/Owner

Added Dimension, LLC

 

Keith Crissman

Senior Vice President & Consumer Banking Executive

Regions Bank

 

Anthony D'Agostino

Executive Director

Criminal Justice Ministry

 

Caron Daugherty

Vice President of Instruction

Jefferson College

 

Rodney Denton

Global Environmental, Safety and Health Lead

Monsanto, Creve Coeur

 

Suvir Dhar

Shareholder Attorney

Simmons Hanly Conroy

 

Matt Dimmic

Lead, Genomics & Data Science, Biotech Division

Monsanto, Chesterfield

 

Larry Dobrosky

City Administrator

City of St. Charles

 

Alison Dreith

Executive Director

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri

 

Tom Duff

Executive Director

Catholic Family Services

 

Beth Elders

Pastor of Missions

Manchester UMC

 

Phyllis Ellison

Director of Entrepreneur Services and Institutional & Corporate Partnerships

Cortex Innovation Community

 

Kristin Fleischmann Brewer

Director of Public Projects and Engagement

Pulitzer Arts Foundation

 

Karen Forté-Hazzard

Director, Communications

The Boeing Company

 

Jon Franko

Thinker and Founder

Gorilla 76

 

Herb Giorgio

Partner

Bryan Cave LLP

 

Demetrius Grooms

Principal, Retirement Services

Edward Jones

 

Daniela Grushevska

Senior Associate

Lawrence Group

 

Thomas Hake

Vice President

Hake Investment Group/Raymond James

 

Tom Hayde

Partner

Spencer Fane LLP

 

Debbie Hilke

Vice President Client Services

IMPACT Group

 

Terry Hoffmann

Senior Vice President

FleishmanHillard

 

Eddie Holman

Portfolio Specialist – Transatlantic Division

Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits

 

Jennifer Horrom

Officer

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

 

Captain Chris Hunt

Bureau of Administration

St. Charles County Police Department

 

Ryan Russell Kemper

Partner

Thompson Coburn LLP

 

Beverly Tucker Knight

Parks and Recreation Director

City of Olivette, MO

 

George Kriegshauser

Vice President, Relationship Manager

Enterprise Bank & Trust

 

Chris LeBeau

Portfolio Marketing Manager

Enterprise Bank & Trust

  

Missy Lynch

Human Resources Director

St. Louis Children's Hospital

 

Michael Macek

Chief Operating Officer

Saint Louis Zoo

 

Alysa McLaughlin

Senior Manager IT Talent Acquisition

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

 

Anthony Mitchell

Team Leader, Human Resources

SSM Health

 

Andrea Moravec

Chief Operating Officer

College Bound

 

Craig Mueller

Assistant Chief of Police (Major)

Richmond Heights Police Department

 

Darryl Munden

President

Rx Outreach, Inc.

 

Nena Myers

435th Supply Chain Operations Squadron

United States Air Force

 

Cesar Paredes

Director of Corporate Marketing

BJC HealthCare

 

Carla Patterson

Managing Director, Portfolio Development

Nestlé Purina

 

Larry Perlmutter

Communications & Development Manager

Rise Community Development

 

Wade Price

Architect & Principal of Firm

WA Architects, Inc.

 

Jennifer Ralston

Regional Business Director

Monsanto, Creve Coeur

 

Raj Ramakrishnan

Systems Architect, Vice President

Wells Fargo

 

Tiffany Reed

Program Coordinator of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Maryville University

 

Regina Rideout

Director of Project Strategy

Simply Strategy

 

M. Jean Russell, Ph.D.

Organizational Development, Education and Research Specialist

Community Liaison

 

Susan Salzman

Owner

Brand 2 Creative

 

Angela Schreck

Retail Group Manager, Senior VP

Commerce Bank

 

Stella Sheehan

Deputy Director

World Trade Center St. Louis

 

Michelle Smart

Deputy Director

St. Louis County Department of Human Services

 

Muriel Smith

Director of Development

North Side Community School

 

Katy Mike Smaistrla

Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator

University of Missouri - St. Louis

 

Dayna Stock

Vice President, Regions & Special Initiatives

United Way of Greater St. Louis

 

Cheri D. Tillis

Executive VP/COO

Fathers’ Support Center, St. Louis

 

Osei Kweku Tuffuor

Afternoon Drive and Assistant Program Director

iHeart Radio

 

Nicci Warr

Attorney

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

 

Stephen Westbrooks

Senior Lender

IFF

 

Jennifer Yackley

City Administrator

City of Rock Hill


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