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

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Leadership St. Louis offers incredible relationship building. You basically form 60+ new friendships with a group of people who will always have your back. I have 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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6:30-9:00 PM

Sign up now open for this evening of conversation and connection.

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Prosecutors & the Future of Public Safety in STL

5:30-7:30 PM

Save the date for this upcoming forum on the role of prosecutors.

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What’s Right with the Region

5:00-8:00 PM

Save the date for the 2019 What’s Right with the Region Awards!

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