All-Alumni Dinners

Becky Rasmussen

All-Alumni Dinners

Date(s) - October 19, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Alumni Dinners are currently full! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, you may still sign up at the link below. If you need to make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Becky Rasmussen at


This fall, we’re excited to return to in-person FOCUS Alumni Dinners!

If you haven’t had a chance to attend in the past, these dinners offer a unique opportunity to connect with other leaders in an informal setting. Simultaneous small dinners of 6-12 people will be held across the region in alumni homes giving you a chance to meet graduates from other classes and programs for an evening of engaging conversation. These dinners are open to all graduates and current participants in our FOCUS leadership programs.

These dinners would not be possible without the support of our generous alumni hosts who open their homes and provide a meal. When registering, please mark all dinners you would be willing/able to attend. (We recommend selecting at least 2-3, if possible.) Once dinners are confirmed, you will be contacted by your host with additional details, including the address and directions.

Oct. 19 Dinner Hosts

Karen Aroesty, Director of Administration, St. Louis County
Leadership St. Louis 2011
Ladue, MO 63124

Andi Blaylock, Director of Well-being, Emerson
Women In Leadership 2022
DeBaliviere Place, MO 63112

Jim Brasfield, Retired Professor, Webster University
Leadership St. Louis 1982
University City, MO 63130

Jeremy Dewey, Founder, Dewey Impact Group
Leadership St. Louis 2023
Benton Park, MO 63108

Taylor Fischer, Director of Project Management, Negwer Door Systems
Women In Leadership 2022
Glendale, MO 63122

Shawntelle Fisher, Founder/CEO, The Soulfisher Ministries
Leadership St. Louis 2020
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Paula Gaertner, Executive Director, Thomas Dunn Learning Center
Leadership St. Louis 2015
Carondelet, MO 63111

John J. Glenn, Jr., Retired/Community Volunteer
Leadership St. Louis 2008 / Impact Fellows 2018
O’Fallon, MO 63368

Marc Hirshman, President, Twain Financial Partners
Leadership St. Louis 2005
Central West End, MO 63108