ST. LOUIS, February 2, 2021 – FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 31 talented young professionals for the Spring 2021 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) 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, the FOCUS Emerging Leaders program has trained more than 450 young professionals from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The three-month program includes a two-day opening retreat, group Civic Action Project and seminar days covering a variety of leadership and regional issues, for a total of 40 hours of civic leadership development.
“Emerging Leaders offers a unique opportunity to connect with both peers and mentors across industries, sectors and background,” says Program Director Matthew R. Kerns. “Participants leave the program with a better understanding of themselves and our region and a clearer vision for their future.”
During the program, participants meet with area leaders to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of St. Louis, explore their personal, professional and civic leadership styles and gain a diverse network of peers. Upon graduation, participants become part of the FOCUS network of more than 10,000 leadership program alumni.
Spring 2021 Emerging Leaders:
Associate Attorney, Hamilton Weber LLC
Learn more about Emerging Leaders and other FOCUS programs at www.focus-stl.org.