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

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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

Meet the Fall 2021 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 39 talented young professionals for the Fall 2021 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging Leaders program … Read More

2021-22 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members Announced

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the incoming officers for the 2021-22 fiscal year, as well as four new board members. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 are: Board Chair … Read More

Introducing the 2021-22 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 71 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 46th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,500 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for experienced leaders who have demonstrated … Read More

Congratulations to our FOCUS 2020-21 Graduates!

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This year, 261 leaders graduated from a FOCUS program. They represent all ages and career levels – from high school students to CEOs – and came together from a wide range of sectors, industries and backgrounds. In addition to challenging themselves as leaders, we hope each graduate gained a deeper understanding of our St. Louis region and how they can … Read More

Congratulations to Our Youth Leadership St. Louis Graduates!

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Youth Leadership St. Louis 2021

This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our newest class of Youth Leadership St. Louis graduates as they concluded their 2020-21 program year. While this year presented unique challenges, it also offered new opportunities for students to expand and demonstrate their leadership skills as they virtually explored our St. Louis community and connected with civic leaders. Special thanks to Dr. … Read More

FOCUS To Honor Kathy Lambert with Legacy Alumni Award

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 24th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 13, FOCUS St. Louis will honor Leadership St. Louis alum Kathy Lambert, Co-founder of Connections to Success, with its 2021 Legacy Alumni Award. “Each year, more than 300 individuals graduate from our FOCUS programs and take what they’ve learned into their personal, professional and civic leadership roles,” … Read More