What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Jake Banton, Emerging Leaders
Associate, Mackey Mitchell Architects
“The amazing thing about FOCUS is it has such a large and diverse group of alumni that there is likely a connection through one of those people to everything happening in St. Louis.
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Cheers & Beers, A FOCUS St. Louis Event

5:00-8:00 PM

Tickets on sale now for our annual fall happy hour!

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FOCUS All-Alumni

6:30-9:00 PM

Now recruiting hosts for our 2019-20 Alumni Dinners.

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What’s Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Save the date for our 23rd Annual WRWR Awards!

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