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Board Officers

Jesse Hunter, President – Executive VP, Chief Business Development Officer, Centene
Bill Carson, Co-Chair of COCAedu – Vice President, Community Impact Strategy, 
US Bank Community Development Corporation
Kathryn Cramer, Chair of Human Resources – Founder and Managing Partner, Cramer Institute
Hazel Donald, Co-Chair of COCAedu – Community Volunteer
Shereen Fischer, Co-Chair of Development – Community Volunteer
Brendan Freeman, Co-Chair of Board Development – Area Wealth Executive, Regions Bank – Private Wealth Management
Carolyn Gold, Co-Chair of Strategy – Community Volunteer
Lauren Herring, Co-Chair of Board Development – CEO, IMPACT Group
Kristin Johnson, Co-Chair of COCAbiz – Partner, Operations, Edward Jones Trade Operations
Atul Kamra, Vice President and Chair of COCAbiz – Managing Partner, SixThirty Financial Technology Accelerator
Tom Minogue, Secretary – Chairman, Thompson Coburn
Joshua Randall, Vice President and Co-Chair of Facility Planning – President, Kwame Buiding Group, Inc.
Shannon Sock, Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee – Executive Vice President, Healthcare Solutions & CFO, Mercy Health System
Kent Turner, Vice President and Co-Chair of Facility Planning – President, Cannon Design

Board Members

Rhonda Carter Adams, Executive Director, St. Louis/Eastern Missouri Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council
Phyllis Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, Express Scripts
Chad Bockert, Director of Corporate Business Development and Marketing, World Wide Technology
Lisa Boyce, Community Volunteer
Robin Carnahan, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group
Molly Danforth, Freelance Graphic Designer
Craig Dowdy, Senior VP, External Affairs – Corporate Communication & Marketing, The Laclede Group, Inc.
Stacey Goldman, President, Cannonball Agency
Diedre Gray, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Post Holdings
Catherine Greany Merkel, Vice President of Development, Emerson
Kim Hartmann, Vice President and CFO, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
Geralynn Lord, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Ameren
John Mather, CPA, BKD, LLP
Kory Mathews, Vice President, Program Manager, Phantom Works, The Boeing Company
Devon McConnell, Head of Digital, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors
Melissa Merlin, Litigation Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Lynne Parriott, Community Volunteer
Jane Peacock, Community Volunteer
Greg Sullivan, CEO, Global Velocity
Sherri Tichenor, Global Financial Planning and Analysis Lead, Monsanto
Elizabeth Tucker, Publisher, ALIVE Magazine
Susan Werner, Designer & Consulant, Before & Again

Life Members

Barbara Archer, President, Archer Wealth Management, LLC
Richard D. Baron, Chairman and CEO, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.
Tom Hillman, FTL Capital Partners, LLC.
Steven Hochberg, Icon Industries LLC
Cheryl Holman, Community Volunteer
Cynthia J. Kohlbry, Managing Director, Conley & Company
Karey Witty, Executive Vice President & CFO, Valitas Health Services