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Chris Krehmeyer of Beyond Housing is 2014 Leadership Award Honoree

Friday, February 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Courtney Mueller
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Chris Kreymeyer What's Right with the Region! Leadership AwardFOCUS St. Louis® is proud to honor Mr. Chris Krehmeyer, President and CEO of Beyond Housing, with the 2014 Leadership Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates remarkable and courageous community leadership, has meaningful impact on the community, and encourages strong community leadership in others. FOCUS will present the award at the What's Right with the Region! awards celebration on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center.

"We are thrilled to honor Chris Krehmeyer for his tireless commitment to strengthening neighborhoods and communities in our region,” said Kathy Reeves, board president of FOCUS St. Louis. "His energy and leadership have led to innovative partnerships, increased collaboration, and most importantly, more positive outcomes for many families in St. Louis.”

Since graduating from Washington University in 1986, Mr. Krehmeyer has been working to develop strong communities and quality affordable options for the St. Louis region. He has served as the President/CEO of Beyond Housing, a community development organization, since 1993. Under his leadership, Beyond Housing helps make homeownership a reality for many in St. Louis by producing and managing service-enriched affordable housing and providing comprehensive resources for families, including financial education, foreclosure intervention and youth development programs. Beyond Housing also leads the comprehensive community building initiative 24:1, which addresses the serious challenges facing the municipalities within the Normandy School District.

The NAACP of St. Louis named him an "Inspiring St. Louisan” in 2011, and in 2011 and 2012 he was named one of "Most Influential St. Louisans” by the St. Louis Business Journal. Chris is married with three children and has an undergraduate degree in urban studies from Washington University in St. Louis.


Join FOCUS on May 7 as we honor Chris Krehmeyer at the 17th annual What's Right with the Region! Awards at the Sheldon Concert Hall. 

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