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Meet the Fall 2017 Class of Coro Women In Leadership

Thursday, September 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Rasmussen
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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the outstanding women selected for the fall 2017 class of Coro™ Women In Leadership (WIL). The Coro WIL program is the St. Louis region’s most comprehensive leadership training program for women who are passionate about the St. Louis region and their role in positive community change.

The Coro Women In Leadership program gives women the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the community, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this five-month, part-time training program, held each fall and spring. Seminars and field days are held throughout the St. Louis region, giving participants the opportunity to visit various communities, interview leaders across sectors and observe different styles of leadership.

These 18 participants will join a network of more 1,000 Coro WIL alumnae from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. For more information on the Coro Women In Leadership program, or other FOCUS leadership programs, visit


Coro Women In Leadership Fall 2017, Class 68

Melissa Brickey

Executive Director

De La Salle, Inc.


Elise Conners

Director of Digital Marketing

Creative Anvil


Christie Derbin

Executive Director

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Janine Gorrell

Assistant Principal and Early Childhood Director

North Side Community School


Claire Grothe

Manager of Internal Affairs

Barrett Barrera Projects


Kesha Kent

Recruiting Manager

Retail Technology Group


Tailya King

Senior Executive



Lauren Knickman

Senior Strategy Analyst

The Boeing Company


Amanda Laumeyer

Development Director

St. Patrick Center


Shelley Lester

Marketing and Communications Manager



Annie Meagle

Director of Marketing

Great Circle


Rebekah Miller

Program Officer

Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis


Donna Nicholson

Regional Director

Bethany Christian Services of Missouri


Laura Peters

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist



Kristol Simms

Corporate Counsel



Sandra Sullivan

Director of Marketing and Communications

The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter


JoAnn Thee

Manager, Program and Project Support

Ameren Missouri


Aminah Wright

Major Projects Manager

St. Louis Development Corporation

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