Announcing the 2024-25 Class of Leadership St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 60 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 49th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,700 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for experienced leaders who have demonstrated … Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth at One of These Upcoming Events

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Looking for a way to celebrate Juneteenth? Check out some of the events taking place in the region. All events below are free and open to the public. Tuesday, June 11 The History of Juneteenth Missouri History Museum More Info Thursday, June 13 Juneteenth Celebration Missouri History Museum More Info Friday, June 14 Celebrating Juneteenth: Creating Our Futures Saint Louis … Read More

Congratulations to our FOCUS 2023-24 Graduates!

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This year, 281 leaders graduated from a FOCUS program. They represent all ages and career levels – from high school students to CEOs – and came together from a wide range of sectors, industries and backgrounds. In addition to challenging themselves as leaders, we hope each graduate gained a deeper understanding of our St. Louis region and how they can … Read More

2023-24 Youth Leadership St. Louis Graduates Receive Special Scholarship Offer from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

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This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our newest class of Youth Leadership St. Louis graduates as they concluded their 2023-24 program year. This year’s graduates also received a special surprise at the celebration. The University of Missouri-St. Louis generously offered each 2023-24 Youth Leadership St. Louis graduate a four-year academic scholarship, up to $5,250 annually. “We have been … Read More

Kathy Osborn Named as FOCUS St. Louis 2024 Leadership Award Honoree

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce Kathy Osborn as the recipient of the 2024 FOCUS Leadership Award. Osborn recently announced her retirement as President & CEO of the Regional Business Council (RBC), a role she’s served in for the past 25 years. She is a 1995 graduate of the FOCUS Leadership St. Louis program. This prestigious award, chosen by … Read More

FOCUS St. Louis and Citi Collaborate on Women In Leadership Program

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FOCUS is pleased to collaborate with financial services firm Citi to bring the Women In Leadership program to their organization. The first Women In Leadership at Citi St. Louis cohort kicked off this week with 20 participants, selected from across their St. Louis team. Using FOCUS’ time-tested curriculum, these Citi women will have the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, … Read More

Congratulations to Our 2024 What’s Right with the Region Award Honorees!

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On May 9, 2024, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 27th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a committee of local leaders for their impact and service to the community. FOCUS St. Louis will recognize the following outstanding honorees … Read More

Valerie Patton Named As FOCUS Legacy Alumni Award Honoree

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At the 27th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 9, FOCUS St. Louis will honor Valerie E. Patton, Greater St. Louis, Inc’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and President of the Greater St. Louis Foundation, with its 2024 Legacy Alumni Award. Valerie is a 1990 graduate of the FOCUS Women In Leadership program and 1992-93 … Read More

Meet Our Spring 2024 Cohort of Women In Leadership

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the 30 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2024 cohort of Women In Leadership. The Women In Leadership program, held each fall and spring, offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, gain a deeper understanding of the St. Louis region, and connect with women from diverse backgrounds. Through interviews and field … Read More

Introducing Our Spring 2024 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 32 talented early-career professionals for the Spring 2024 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This civic leadership program provides participants 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, FOCUS Emerging Leaders has … Read More