FOCUS Panel Discussion Explores Career Pivots

Becky RasmussenEvents

Preparing for Career Pivots

On Dec. 3, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis brought together professionals from across industries, as well as members and alumni, to discuss how to plan and manage career transitions. With an average employee tenure of four to five years, the ability to handle these  pivots (whether chosen or forced upon) is critical to long-term career success and satisfaction. Thank you to … Read More

Matthew R. Kerns Joins FOCUS St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Matthew R. Kerns to our full-time staff at Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations. In his new role, Matthew will oversee all functions of member relations, including member acquisition and retention, stewardship, and special events. He will also manage alumni relations, planning and implementing events, services and activities to engage FOCUS’ extensive … Read More

Thank You to Our Leadership St. Louis Alumni Dinner Hosts!

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from our Leadership St. Louis program gathered for another successful round of Alumni Dinners on April 11. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Our next set of Alumni Dinners is scheduled for Aug. 13, and these dinners are open to alumni from across of all … Read More

Christine Chadwick and Blake Strode Named As Inaugural FOCUS Alumni Award Recipients

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards, FOCUS will introduce two new awards to honor graduates of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs. 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Alumni Award Christine Chadwick – Coro Women In Leadership 1984 / Leadership St. Louis 1986-87 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Blake Strode – Youth Leadership St. Louis 2003-04 / Leadership … Read More

Bringing Alumni Together Around the Table

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from across our FOCUS programs gathered on Jan. 10 for another successful round of Alumni Dinners. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Thank you to all who attended, including alumni from our Leadership St. Louis, Emerging Leaders, Coro Women In Leadership, FOCUS Impact Fellows, Coro … Read More

Thank You to Our October Alumni Dinner Hosts!

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from across our FOCUS programs gathered this week for another successful round of Alumni Dinners. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Thank you to all who attended, including alumni from our Leadership St. Louis, Emerging Leaders, Coro Women In Leadership, FOCUS Impact Fellows, Coro Fellows … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 10.24.2018

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Dedric Carter (Leadership St. Louis 2015) was selected as a 2018-19 NACUBO Fellow (National Association of College and University Business Officers). Patty Kellerhals (Leadership st. Louis 2004) was named to American Banker’s 2018 Women to Watch List. Suzanne King (Coro Women In Leadership 2008, Leadership St. Louis 2016, Impact Fellows 2016) has been named as CEO of Mental Health America. … Read More