Cate Hanford Joins FOCUS St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Cate Hanford to our full-time staff as Program Coordinator. In her new role, Cate will provide program support and administrative assistance to a portfolio of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs, including Leadership St. Louis, Youth Leadership St. Louis and Women In Leadership. With over a decade of experience at the Saint Louis Science Center, … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2022

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place in the region and virtually in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Monday, Jan. 3-Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 We Can All Serve – MLK Food Drive St. Louis Public Library More … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 12.7.2021

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Bart Andrews (2015 / DLF 2016) received the Silver Key Award from Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri. Gene Dobbs Bradford (2006) has been named as Executive Director of the Savannah Music Festival. Women In Leadership Deb Dubin (2002) was named Chief Philanthropy Officer for Moneta Group. Emerging Leaders … Read More

How You Can Support FOCUS This GivingTuesday (and All Year-Round)

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, FOCUS St. Louis depends on the support of our members, donors and community partners to continue our work of educating and connecting leaders and facilitating the important conversations. There are a number of ways you can show your support for FOCUS this GivingTuesday – and every day of the year! Make a year-end gift. You may … Read More

We’re Thankful for You

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

For me, Thanksgiving is a time for rest, reflection and gratitude. >> We rest, because as leaders we know we can’t pour from an empty cup. >> We reflect, because as leaders we are continually learning and growing. >> We practice gratitude, because as leaders we cannot do this work alone and it’s important to celebrate the successes, big and … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 11.23.2021

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Alesha Henley (2021) was promoted to Senior Managing Director for COCA. Simon Huang (2016) was named Chief Technology Officer for the City of St. Louis. Dr. Will Ross (1996) was named Washington University’s inaugural Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine. Gene Todd (2016) has been promoted to Head of Regional … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 11.9.2021

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Justen Coleman (2020) was promoted to Director of Business Development at Centene Corporation. Beth Elders (2018) was named Executive Director of the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Chapter. June McAllister Fowler (1995/WIL 1985) was named chair of the board for Cortex Innovation Community. Tasha Scott (2020) is now … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 10.26.2021

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Karen Aroesty (2011) was recognized with a Women’s Justice Award in Public Service from Missouri Lawyers Media. Susan Block (1989) was named Woman of the Year as part of Missouri Lawyers Media’s Women Justice Awards. Rep. Tom Hannegan (2015) passed away from a stroke at the age of 51. … Read More

FOCUS Selected As One of Five U.S. Partners on German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis is one of five U.S. organizations selected to be a partner on the German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum, a virtual exchange designed to engage young civic leaders ages 14 to 21 in Germany and the U.S. in a transatlantic dialogue about issues confronting their local communities. This fall, 11 graduates and two current participants of FOCUS’ Youth … Read More

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Cohort of Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 30 outstanding individuals selected for the fall 2021 cohort of Women In Leadership. The Women In Leadership program, held each fall and spring, offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, gain a deeper understanding of the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds. Through interviews and … Read More