Introducing the Spring 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders


FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 27 young professionals selected for the Spring 2018 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program offers a select group of St. Louis’ young and talented the opportunity to receive training to strengthen their personal, professional and civic leadership skills. 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.

Over the course of the three-month program, Emerging Leaders develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the St. Louis community, explore their personal leadership styles and gain a diverse network of peers.

Spring 2018 Emerging Leaders Class

Molly Batsch
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Bailey Blake
Program Coordinator
Girls on the Run St. Louis

Keonna Boone
Personnel Clerk
Missouri Department of Mental Health

Jimmy Dunn
Inside Sales
Crescent Parts and Equipment

Jeffrey Evitts
HR Manager
H-J Enterprises

Jerrica Franks
Beyond Housing
Development Assistant

Nataly Garzon
Specialist, Systems Change Strategies
United Way, Ready by 21

Amber Hersh
Project Manager
The Boeing Company

Dana Jackson
HR Specialist

Scott Jones
District Executive
Boy Scouts of America

Erica King
Manager, Talent Development and Diversity and Inclusion
Regional Business Council

Amanda Kirn
Field Enrichment Analyst

Anne Koncki
Director of Volunteers
World Pediatric Project

Caitlyn Lenze
Organizational Development Specialist
Aegion Corporation

Jimmy Loomis
Democratic Committeeman
St. Louis County Democratic Central Committee

Kasey Lucas
Associate Director of Development
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

Allie Magee
Senior Manager of Development
Nine Network of Public Media

JR Maxfield
Human Resources Manager
Enterprise Holdings

Cassi McDonald
Account Manager
Bonfyre App

Shayba Muhammad

Christina Pope
Network Director
Welcoming America

Courtney Rakers
Senior Business Manager

Neal Richardson
Assistant Director of Asset Management
U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation

Jerica Robinson
Program Coordinator
MERS Goodwill – STL Youth Jobs

Shar Smith
Edward Jones

Ericka Thomas
Development Coordinator
Optometry Cares

Katie Trouton-Alexander
Team Leader – Transition & Integration Team
Edward Jones