Meet Our 2024-25 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the incoming officers for the 2024-25 fiscal year, as well as nine new board members. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 are: Board Chair … Read More

Announcing the 2024-25 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 59 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

Meet Our 2023-24 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the incoming officers for the 2023-24 fiscal year, as well as 11 new board members. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 are: Board Chair … Read More

Announcing the 2023-24 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 62 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 48th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,600 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

Youth Leadership St. Louis To Be Recognized by St. Louis City NAACP

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FOCUS St. Louis® is honored to shared that its Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) program will receive the Frankie Muse Freeman / Norman R. Seay Commitment to St. Louis Award from the St. Louis City NAACP. The award, named in honor of the late Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman and the late civil rights activist Norman R. Seay, is presented annually … Read More

FOCUS President & CEO Named 2023 Non-Profit Executive of the Year

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We’re thrilled to announce that FOCUS President & CEO Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch has been named as 2023 Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the St. Louis American Foundation. The St. Louis American is a 13-time recipient of the Russwurm Award, recognizing the top African-American newspaper in the country, by the National Newspaper Publishers’ Association (NNPA). She will be honored at the … Read More

2022-23 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members Announced

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the incoming officers for the 2022-23 fiscal year, as well as four new board members. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 are: Board Chair … Read More

Introducing the 2022-23 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 63 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 47th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,500 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

Cate Hanford Joins FOCUS St. Louis

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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

2021-22 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members Announced

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the incoming officers for the 2021-22 fiscal year, as well as four new board members. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 are: Board Chair … Read More