Good News Tuesday

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What’s your good news?
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In our Good News Tuesday blog post each month, we highlight some of the accomplishments that members of our Young Professionals Network share with us.

This month, we’d like to offer congratulations to these members of the RBC/YPN community:

New jobs:

  • Adewale Soluade, Commerce Bank

Achievements and Recognition:


  • Ramon T. Stewart married MJ Smyzer-Stewart.

We’d love for you to be part of Good News Tuesday, too. Tell us when you’ve been promoted, if you’ve landed a brand new position or if you’ve launched another company. You can even announce your new baby, your volunteer efforts or your speaking engagements. Simply email the news to by the last Tuesday of the month, and we’ll consider it for publication. Here’s a tentative schedule:

  • News received by June 25 is published July 2.
  • News received by July 30 is published August 6.

Be sure to include full information, including pertinent names, titles, companies/organizations and contact information.

We’re proud of how hard our YPN members work to make St. Louis a better place to thrive, and we’re excited to sound the trumpets in congratulations. Join me in offering best wishes to this month’s YPN members, and don’t forget to share your own good news by emailing!



Meet the YPN Leadership 100: Roberto Garcia

Robert Garcia, RBC YPN

Robert Garcia can tell you the story behind Budweiser’s new “bow tie” can.

Some of the St. Louis region’s most creative minds are part of the RBC’s Young Professionals Network Leadership 100. But who are they and how are they helping to shape a stronger St. Louis?

That’s what we’re addressing in our blog series, “Meet the YPN Leadership 100,” where we introduce you to members of our YPN community who are providing exceptional leadership, service, culture and innovation to our area.

Today’s featured YPN Leadership 100 member is Roberto Garcia, associate brand manager for Budweiser at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Roberto earned his undergraduate degree in economics from University of Notre Dame du Lac and his MBA in global business strategy from University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has been involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Latino Leadership Institute, the Michelob Ultra running team and other organizations.

Learn more about Roberto in our Q&A below! Continue reading