What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier nonprofit 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

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Labor & Employment Counsel, Enterprise Holdings
"Leadership St. Louis most definitely has changed my approach. I also gained mentors and coaches who are willing to drop whatever is going on in their lives and give me time when I need it."
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Leadership St. Louis Interview Day

8:30 AM -12:30 PM

Leadership St. Louis alumni volunteers are needed to help us select the 2022-23 program cohort.

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What's Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Save the date to help us celebrate our 25th Annual What's Right with the Region honorees!

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FOCUS 25th Anniversary Party

8:00-10:00 PM

Join us to raise a toast and reconnect with your fellow FOCUS alumni – live and in-person!

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