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Board of Directors

2022–2023 Season


Gwen Middeke - President

Brian Clevinger - Vice President

Susan Stith - Vice President

Judi Scissors - Secretary

Ven Houts - Treasurer

Ann Harris Straw- Vice President, Volunteers



Patrick Aydt / Merrill Lynch

First Vice President

Lauren Smith Blair / U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Vice President

Dedric A. Carter / Washington University

Vice-Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer

Brian Clevinger / Prolog Ventures

Managing Director

Brandon Evans / Ernst & Young


Frank Hamsher / Skyline Public Strategies, Inc.


Laurie Hiler / CGB Enterprise Inc.

Project Manager

Gina Hoagland / Collaborative Strategies, Inc.

Chairman and Principal

Ven Houts / Ernst & Young

Community Volunteer

Dan Jay / Christner Architects

Principal of Counsel

Gwen Middeke / The Todd Organization of St. Louis


Ronald L. Roberts / Ridge Graves, LLC

Managing Partner

Lauren Sagel

Community Volunteer

Ann Scheuer

Community Volunteer

Pat Schutte  

Community Volunteer

Judi Scissors

Community Volunteer

Ann Cady Scott

Community Volunteer

Lisa Silverberg

Community Volunteer

Susan Stith / Cigna

VP, DEI, Civic Affairs & Foundation

Ann Harris Straw

Community Volunteer / Vice President, Volunteers

Elizabeth J. Stroble / Webster University


Susan D. Tuteur

Community Volunteer