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

33 Young Professionals Selected for Fall 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 33 talented young professionals for the Fall 2019 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) 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 … Read More

FOCUS Welcomes Fall 2019 Class of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 19 outstanding women selected for the fall 2019 class of Coro™ Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers women the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this three-month program, held each fall and spring. … Read More

Introducing the 2019-20 Cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the 21 individuals selected for the 2019-20 cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows. Launched in 2016 and now entering its fourth class, the program represents FOCUS’ most advanced offering and gives leaders the opportunity to work together to address a specific issue in the St. Louis region. This year’s cohort will focus on workforce … Read More

FOCUS Announces New Hires and Promotion

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Joani Alsop and Michelle Stevens to our full-time staff. In addition, team member Makita Hill has been promoted to the role of Leadership Program Manager. As Director of Learning, Joani Alsop will manage and direct strategy, program development, implementation, and evaluation for the FOCUS portfolio of leadership programs. She has more than 15 … Read More

2019-20 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members Announced

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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the officers for the 2019-20 fiscal year, as well as nine new directors who have been named to the board. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate the important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, … Read More

Meet the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 59 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 44th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,000 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for established and emerging leaders who … Read More

Impact Fellows Report on Completed Projects to Community Stakeholders

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

2018-19 FOCUS Impact Fellows

Since August 2018 the FOCUS Impact Fellows have been digging into and creating impactful projects within the regional healthcare safety net seen through a racial equity lens. This is the second year the program has focused on the issue of healthcare, with the generous support of the Missouri Foundation for Health. In December 2018 the Fellows divided into three working … 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

Congratulations to the 2019 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

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On May 16, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Congratulations to the following outstanding honorees in five categories: … Read More