Regional Business council

concentrates the resources, expertise, and passion of St. Louis’ most respected business leaders on high-impact initiatives for the betterment of the St. Louis region.

Welcome from the RBC Chairman

The Regional Business Council is a unique organization. Representing 100 business leaders, member companies collectively employ more than 120,000 associates and generate more than $65 billion in annual revenue.

I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Regional Business Council. The RBC brings together some of the Region’s largest companies around a common purpose to make St. Louis a better place to live, work, and grow our businesses. Collectively, we help our Region achieve its highest potential, with members using their knowledge, talents, and business acumen to seek innovative, hands-on solutions to the St. Louis Region’s civic, business, and philanthropic needs.

I want to thank you for your membership and active engagement in the RBC. As you know, we are a purposeful, action-oriented and results-driven organization. We know that we can accomplish so much more if we work together, and while we have an impressive history, there is still much work to be done.

As RBC Chairman, I am committed to making sure our voices are heard and that the Council will continue to be a driving force for bettering the St. Louis region.

Vic Richey
2021-2022 RBC Chairman

Letter from the President and CEO

We are 100 CEOs strong, employing over 120,000 people and generating over $65 billion in annual revenue. We work collaboratively, always focused on the outcomes. We address the issues that make a difference to our quality of life –from growing a diverse, talented workforce to providing great opportunities for all our children to advancing our transportation infrastructure.

The members of the Regional Business Council are passionate about this region – our home. We are committed and nimble, and thus can address current and emerging concerns on a timely basis. Everything we do focuses on results – outcomes that positively impact our community’s business, philanthropic and civic affairs. What we know to be true is that when we work together, we all win.

Kathy Osborn
President and CEO
Regional Business Council

What We Do

RBC members have a collective voice on some of the region’s most pressing issues.

Education Reform

To invest in the economic future of our region by advancing opportunities for learning and academic excellence for every child in the region, especially disadvantaged youth.

Diversity and Inclusion

To develop and promote a globally diverse workforce and minority-friendly business community to ensure our region remains relevant and competitive in the 21st century.

Talent Development

To attract, retain, and develop talented young, diverse professionals in the St. Louis region by providing them with valuable opportunities for networking, professional development, and community involvement.

Public Policy

To work with elected and civic leaders for the advancement of public policies that drive economic growth, promote fiscal responsibility, advance regional infrastructure, support educational excellence and improve the quality of life in the region.

Quality of Life

To give back to the region through strategic community engagement to improve the health, prosperity and general quality of life in our area by investing in philanthropic and cultural institutions that make St. Louis strong.

Workforce Development

To support the region's workforce and talent pipeline by partnering with organizations to provide specialized training, skills development and business opportunities.