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Announcing the Fall 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders

Monday, August 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
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FOCUS St. Louis® is proud to announce the 30 young professionals selected for the Fall 2015 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 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. 


Emerging Leaders – Fall 2015 Class

Paul Blaskiewicz

Supervisor, Regulatory Reporting

Ameren Corporation


Allie Cicotte

Programs Manager

The Clark-Fox Family Foundation


Ariana Easterly

School Operations Manager

EAGLE College Prep


Ronke Faleti

Director, Organic Growth

Wells Fargo Advisors


Jon Franko

Thinker & Partner

Gorilla 76


Tori Gale

Executive Director

Gateway Men's Chorus


Michael Hamburg

Vice President

Twain Financial Partners


Blake Hamilton

Workforce Solutions Program Manager

The International Institute of St. Louis


Leslie Hardy

Manager, Medical Staff Affairs and Graduate Medical Education

St. Louis Children's Hospital


Vickie Harris

Career and Employment Specialist

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley


Kaylan Holloway

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Saint Louis Public Schools


Madison Hrdlicka


Standing Partnership


Vin Ko

Program Manager

St. Louis Mosaic Project


Jess Luther

Business Assistant

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU


Jordan Mandel

Manager of Major Gifts

Saint Louis Zoo


Kirsten Marklin

Senior Interior Design Professional



Sara McClendon

Public Relations Manager

Osborn Barr


Noel McKay

Social Service Coordinator

Horizon Housing Foundation


Y'Londa Mitchell

Case Manager and Support Services Therapist

Safe Connections


Deidre Powell

Executive Assistant to the Mayor

City of East St Louis


Liz Pund

Executive Director

Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council


Justin Raymundo

Director of Programs and Communications

Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP)


Brian Sabin

Associate Attorney

Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.


Amita Shah

Risk Manager

Wells Fargo Advisors


Sarah Kathleen Smith

Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach

St. Louis Arc


Samantha Stangl

Program Associate

St. Louis County Children's Service Fund


Luther Tyus

Police Officer

St. Louis City Police Department


Danielle Washington

Program Manager

Wyman Center


Lindsey Weatherby

Special Education Teacher

Special School District


Alexandra Willis

Social Worker

Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis

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