-The RBC Inducts 29 Young Professionals in the 2020 – 2021 Leadership 100-
ST. LOUIS - On September 16, 2020, the St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) inducted 29 outstanding new members into the 2020-2021 Young Professionals Network (YPN) – Leadership 100. This year’s induction ceremony was held virtually due to the COVID-19 and it was a huge success.
The distinguished group of 29 inductees into the Leadership 100 cohort are as diverse in backgrounds as they are in professional aspirations. Representing 23 of the region’s most influential companies, inductees work in a range of fields including health care, finance, real estate, higher education, construction, legal, and marketing.
Each year, 100 outstanding participants are recognized from the general YPN membership to take part in the Leadership 100 cohort. Cohort members are chosen based on leadership and community service. The leaders are provided professional, cultural, and community service opportunities that offer unique experiences and engagement in St. Louis.
Launched in 2008, YPN was formed to attract and retain ethnically diverse professionals in the St. Louis business community. Twelve years later, with over 4,200 diverse members, the YPN has developed into St. Louis’s premier young professional organization. YPN provides members with opportunities for business, social networking, professional development, and community involvement.
The Regional Business Council (RBC) is a consortium of presidents and chief executive officers of mid- to large-sized companies in St. Louis. The mission of the RBC is to unite and engage members to act on high-impact business, civic and philanthropic affairs for the betterment of the St. Louis region.
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2020 – 2021 Leadership 100 Inductees
Shreya Ahuja – Senior R&D Scientist, Milliporesigma
Lisa Bangert – Wellness Account Consultant, Aetna
Lucien Blackwell – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Derrick Brooks – SVP, Consumer Business Digital Strategy Leader, Commerce Bank
Leslie Burrows – Regional Director, McCormack Baron Management
E’lisa Carrington – Registered Nurse, SSM Health
Kyleen Carroll – Account Executive, Mastercard
Lilian Davis – Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Geoffrey Grammar – Assistant Corporate Counsel, Ameren
Candace Harris – HR Generalist, Spire Inc.
Mike Haynes – Preconstruction Manager, Paric
John Heineken – Regional Technical Sales Manager, Dynamic Bulk System
Kennon Kasischke – D&I Program Manager, Centene Corporation
Niaz Khan – Vice President, HR Technology, Commerce Bank
Gabe Kimble – Compensation Analyst, TricorBraun
Ashley McIntosh – Talent Acquisition Specialist, BJC Healthcare
Briant Mitchell – Human Resource Business Partner, Centene Corporation
Ayo Ojolola – Project Engineer, S.M. Wilson
Jerina Phillips – Partner, Lewis Rice
Saffiyah Poole – Sr. Coordinator of Health Equity, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Megan Rector – Financial Wellness Relationship Manager, Regions Bank
Carlos Rivas – Financial Advisor, Regions Bank
Han Sauer – Audit Associate, BKD, LLP
Ida Shafaie – Associate, Armstrong Teasdale
Chrissy Teske – Senior Counsel, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
LaKecia Veal – Associate Consultant, Vector Communications
Dexter Walker – Financial Advisor, AVP, Commerce Brokerage Services
Michelle Whiting – Vice President, Home Equity Product Manager, Citi
Casey Wong – Lawyer & Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.