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Introducing the Spring 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders

Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Rasmussen
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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 27 young professionals selected for the Spring 2018 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program offers a select group of St. Louis’ young and talented the opportunity to receive training to strengthen their personal, professional and civic leadership 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 develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the St. Louis community, explore their personal leadership styles and gain a diverse network of peers.


Spring 2018 Emerging Leaders Class


Molly Batsch


Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.


Bailey Blake

Program Coordinator

Girls on the Run St. Louis


Keonna Boone

Personnel Clerk

Missouri Department of Mental Health


Jimmy Dunn

Inside Sales

Crescent Parts and Equipment


Jeffrey Evitts

HR Manager

H-J Enterprises


Jerrica Franks

Beyond Housing

Development Assistant


Nataly Garzon

Specialist, Systems Change Strategies

United Way, Ready by 21


Amber Hersh

Project Manager

The Boeing Company


Dana Jackson

HR Specialist



Scott Jones

District Executive

Boy Scouts of America


Erica King

Manager, Talent Development and Diversity and Inclusion

Regional Business Council


Amanda Kirn

Field Enrichment Analyst



Anne Koncki

Director of Volunteers

World Pediatric Project


Caitlyn Lenze

Organizational Development Specialist

Aegion Corporation


Jimmy Loomis

Democratic Committeeman

St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee


Kasey Lucas

Associate Director of Development

Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis


Allie Magee

Senior Manager of Development

Nine Network of Public Media


JR Maxfield

Human Resources Manager

Enterprise Holdings


Cassi McDonald

Account Manager

Bonfyre App


Shayba Muhammad




Christina Pope

Network Director

Welcoming America


Courtney Rakers

Senior Business Manager



Neal Richardson

Assistant Director of Asset Management

U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation


Jerica Robinson

Program Coordinator

MERS Goodwill – STL Youth Jobs


Shar Smith


Edward Jones


Ericka Thomas

Development Coordinator

Optometry Cares


Katie Trouton-Alexander

Team Leader – Transition & Integration Team

Edward Jones

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