2016-17 Officers

Board Chair
Tim Eby, Director and General Manager, St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU

Vice Chair
Mark Grieman, President & Co-owner, ROI Search Partners

Vice Chair
Sarajeni Hammond, Director, HR Integration Planning

Treasurer
Dwight Erdbruegger, Executive Vice President, Commerce Bank

Secretary
Ben Johnson, Vice President, Programs, BioSTL

2016-17 board of directors

  • Erica Abbett, Internal Communications Lead – Technology, Monsanto Company
  • Matt Aubuchon, Vice President Employee Relations, The Boeing Company
  • Erin K. Budde, Vice President for Strategic Giving and Innovation, United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • Gay Burns, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
  • Mark C. Darrell, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Spire, Inc.
  • Sharon Harvey Davis, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion & CDO, Ameren
  • Jermaine C. Holt, Customer Engagement Executive, SAP
  • Emily Knippa, Content Marketing Manager, United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • Eric Koestner, General Partner, Edward Jones
  • Sarah A. Kramer   
  • Kevin Krosley
  • Dr. Frances Levine, President, Missouri History Museum                            
  • Susan E. Mangels, SVP, Consultant Services, AC Fitzgerald  & Associates
  • Steven N. McCarty                              
  • Matt Menietti, Executive Director, GlobalHack
  • John Peluso, Senior Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Felicia Shaw, Executive Director, Regional Arts Commission
  • Katherine Siddens, Vice President, Regional Manager, U.S. Bank
  • Rick Spiekermann, Director of Marketing, Nestlé Purina
  • Christopher Terry, Director/Custom Residential Real Estate Credit Executive, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Dr. Molly Tovar, Director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and Professor of Practice George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University
  • Randy Weller, Director-Community Development, Citi

youth members

  • Antonio Snow, Grand Center Arts Academy
  • Sam Chechik, St. Louis University High School

View 2017-18 FOCUS Officers and Directors.


Staff

Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Katie Carpenter
Associate Director, Member & Alumni Relations

Larry Davis, Jr.
Executive Assistant/Administration Manager

Shalia Ford
Director, Youth Leadership St. Louis and Emerging Leaders

Stefania Hoffman
Leadership Program Manager

Jackie Kirouac-Fram, Ph.D.
Vice President

Sandy Piper
Accounting Manager

Michelle Miller
Director, Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Becky Rasmussen
Director, Marketing & Communications

Mia Salamone
Program Coordinator

Wally Siewert, Ph.D.
Director, Civic Engagement and FOCUS Impact Fellows

 

consultants

Chris Chadwick
Senior Consultant

Harlan Hodge
Youth Leadership St. Louis Consultant

Dr. Terry Jones
Senior Consultant

Carolyn Losos
Senior Consultant

Mary Dee Schmidt
Youth Leadership St. Louis Consultant