FOCUS Leaders in the News – 1.25.2022

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news!

Leadership St. Louis
  • Flint Fowler (1993) and Valerie Patton (1993/WIL 1990) were named co-chairs of the HomeGrown StL Regional Steering Committee.
  • Arik Frankel (2015) was promoted to Head of Market Development Organization at Nestlé Purina PetCare.
  • Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley (2022) was named one of 5 Superintendents to Watch in 2022 by K-12Dive.
  • Thomas Harvey (2011) is now a National Litigation Specialist for the Children’s Defense Fund.
  • Christopher Hicks (1996) was named to the Board of Trustees for Wyman.
  • Cheri Tillis (2018) was promoted to CEO of Fathers & Families Support Center, St. Louis.
  • Dara Webb (2022/Impact Fellows 2018) was named to the Board of Directors for Operation Food Search.
  • Sarah Wendt (2019) is now Head of Human Resources at NISA Investment Advisors LLC.
Impact Fellows
  • Leslie Tolliver (2020) was named to the Board of Directors for The Sophia Project.
Emerging Leaders
  • Jake Brooks (2018) was promoted to President of SSM Health St. Joseph Hospitals in St. Charles and Wentzville.
  • Josh Cornier (2020) is now Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Praisy Isaac (2021) is now a Client Engagement Associate at Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute.
  • Raegan Johnson, Ph.D. (2013) has joined the Board of Directors for the St. Louis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
  • Cassi McDonald (2018) was promoted to Senior Account Manager at Paradowski Creative.
  • Lucas Signorelli (2018) was named to the Board of Directors for Operation Food Search.
  • Aja Williams (2021) was named Chief Content Officer for Nine PBS.

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