Cate Hanford Joins FOCUS St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Cate Hanford to our full-time staff as Program Coordinator. In her new role, Cate will provide program support and administrative assistance to a portfolio of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs, including Leadership St. Louis, Youth Leadership St. Louis and Women In Leadership. With over a decade of experience at the Saint Louis Science Center, … Read More

FOCUS Selected As One of Five U.S. Partners on German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis is one of five U.S. organizations selected to be a partner on the German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum, a virtual exchange designed to engage young civic leaders ages 14 to 21 in Germany and the U.S. in a transatlantic dialogue about issues confronting their local communities. This fall, 11 graduates and two current participants of FOCUS’ Youth … Read More

FOCUS To Honor Kathy Lambert with Legacy Alumni Award

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 24th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 13, FOCUS St. Louis will honor Leadership St. Louis alum Kathy Lambert, Co-founder of Connections to Success, with its 2021 Legacy Alumni Award. “Each year, more than 300 individuals graduate from our FOCUS programs and take what they’ve learned into their personal, professional and civic leadership roles,” … Read More

FOCUS Names Deborah Patterson and Antoinette Carroll as Alumni Award Honorees

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 7, FOCUS St. Louis will recognize two alumnae of its civic leadership programs: 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Legacy Alumni Award Deborah Patterson – Leadership St. Louis 1977-78 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Antionette D. Carroll – Emerging Leaders 2013 “Each year, more than 300 individuals … Read More

FOCUS Panel Discussion Explores Career Pivots

Becky RasmussenEvents

Preparing for Career Pivots

On Dec. 3, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis brought together professionals from across industries, as well as members and alumni, to discuss how to plan and manage career transitions. With an average employee tenure of four to five years, the ability to handle these  pivots (whether chosen or forced upon) is critical to long-term career success and satisfaction. Thank you to … Read More

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 … Read More

Thank You to Our Leadership St. Louis Alumni Dinner Hosts!

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from our Leadership St. Louis program gathered for another successful round of Alumni Dinners on April 11. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Our next set of Alumni Dinners is scheduled for Aug. 13, and these dinners are open to alumni from across of all … Read More