FOCUS Staff

Matthew R. Kerns, Associate Director of Member & Alumni Relations

Director of Emerging Leaders and Member & Alumni Relations 
Tel: (314) 657-4023
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Matthew R. Kerns

Matthew was promoted to Director of Emerging Leaders and Member & Alumni Relations in January 2021. He joined the FOCUS team in 2019 as Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations.

Before FOCUS, Matthew served as Manager of Grants and Programs for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. He continues to serve as Executive Director for the arts organization St Lou Fringe, where he is responsible for envisioning and implementing the organization’s annual multidisciplinary performing arts festival.

Matthew holds a bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Eastern New Mexico State University and Master of Fine Arts from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Matthew is the proud dad of Lewis the Dog and Tuxedo the Cat.