The regional planning team that has been meeting for the past 8 months for the final session for the historic combined Classes of 2020 and 2021 have worked to create an unforgettable experience.

While adhering to the St. Louis session theme of Global Perspectives, the participants will be introduced to Missouri’s scientific and research contributions as well as the role some Missouri corporations play in the global economy. In addition, they will:

•Gain a global perspective on Science, the Green Business Movement (the Environment), Life Sciences – and how these industries have shaped St. Louis, and the role St. Louis plays in them today.

•Expand understanding of the issues faced by global businesses.

•Learn how various corporations employ technology to manage their business activities.

•Explore ways to get involved in the various issues facing Missouri and its citizens.

The members of the St. Louis Session are being led by Greater Missouri alumnae from the Class of 2018, both working in leadership positions at Ameren. They have assembled a dedicated team of alumnae who have worked tirelessly to create a unique final session.

Juli Shaw, Sr. Manager
Digital Strategy
Megan Warnick, Manager Customer Engagement

Other team members include Vonda Davis , Katie Voss, and Kristen Favre from Boeing; Amanda Mcclerren and Danielle Stuart from Bayer; Jamie Loomis and Kathy Thole from Ameren; Emily Cantwell from Lathrop GPM, LLP; Rebecca Dohrman from Washington University in St. Louis; Mindy Mazur with Lents & Associates; and Cindy Mebruer with Saint Louis University, Chaifetz School of Business.

Highlights of the session include keynote presentations to hear fresh insights and perspectives from area experts and leaders to include Jason Hall, CEO, Greater St. Louis, Inc.; Jeff Mazur, Executive Director of Launch Code, and Dr. Sharon Deem, Director, St. Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine and GMLC Class of 2013.

Dr. Patricia Hagen, the Executive Director of T-Rex will welcome the group to their site joined by Jason Carter, President and Founder of UNCOMN. A distinguished Bayer Leadership Panel will discuss leading through transformation followed by a panel discussion on ag tech, innovation and entrepreneurship in St. Louis including leaders from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 39 North, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and BioGenerator. And that is just the first day!

Day two will begin with a volunteering opportunity learning about the International Institute of St. Louis as the group pitches in to support Afghan refugees arriving in St. Louis. A trip to Rung for Women will introduce the group to this unique organization with an introduction to Ali Hogan the Founder and Board Chair, and Leslie Gill, the President.

A highlight of day two will be an overview of Ameren and their sustainability strategy that will begin with a solar carport tour of the Ameren MO & Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Partnership. Key leaders will speak on how Ameren is leading the way to a sustainable energy future as panelists discuss their perspectives on leadership and real life. This day will cap off with a class celebration and St. Louis Alumnae Social to be held in the Grand Hall at Union Station. All area alumnae and supporters are invited to attend this capstone celebration.

The final meeting of the combined cohort will feature an introduction to Boeing’s Global Business as tours are conducted of the flight simulator and weapons. A panel discussion will feature a deep dive into the Boeing F/A-18 & EA-18G Programs, Strike, Surveillance & Mobility and Total Quality, Missile Weapons Systems. Class photos and Prologue Room Tours will be followed by an unforgettable graduation ceremony.