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 network of program alumni.

Before joining the FOCUS team, 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 was 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.