June McAllister Fowler
2018 Inspirational Leader of the Year
As senior vice president of communications, marketing and public affairs, June McAllister Fowler leads internal, external and public policy communications and government and community relations efforts on behalf of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States and one of the largest private employers in the state of Missouri. She has responsibility for multiple areas, including media relations, executive communications, community benefit, community affairs, government and external relations, health literacy, corporate marketing, creative services, web development, media services and the award-winning employee newspaper, BJC Today.
Prior to joining BJC, Fowler was senior director of communications and community affairs for Mallinckrodt. She began her career as an urban planner with St. Louis County government, ultimately serving as director of the Department of Planning.
Fowler earned her master’s degree in urban affairs from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri–Columbia.
Fowler has been an active volunteer throughout the region for many years. She currently serves on the boards of Citizens for Modern Transit, Lambert St. Louis International Airport, The Muny and KIPP St. Louis. She also serves as a member of UMB Bank’s St. Louis Advisory Board, Washington University Public Affairs National Council and the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fowler is a past chair of the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis and the Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy. Fowler teaches Sunday school classes and directs the children’s services at her church.
Fowler has received a number of awards in recognition of her leadership and service.
She received the 1999 St. Louis Suburban Journals and KMOX Radio’s Women of Achievement Award, the 2000 Corporate Citizen Award from the St. Louis Business Journal, the 2001 Coro Community Leadership Award and the 2002 National Eagle Leadership Institute Award. In 2004, Fowler was inducted into the YWCA of Metro St. Louis Academy of Leaders, in 2005 was named one of the Most Influential Minority Business Leaders by the St. Louis Business Journal, and in 2010 was named Corporate Executive of the Year by St. Louis American newspaper. In 2012 she received the Distinguished Arts & Sciences Alumni award from the University of Missouri–Columbia.
A native of St. Louis, Fowler and her husband live in west St. Louis City. They have three adult children.