YPN Member Spotlight – February

YPN Member Spotlight

In our YPN Member Spotlight blog post, 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:


Achievements and Recognitions:

  • Congratulations to this year’s class of 2015 Young Leaders as honored by the St. Louis American Foundation! This year’s winners include the following YPN Leadership 100 Members: Sarajeni Hammond, Director of Talent Management at Monsanto, Matt Nelson, IT Security Analyst at Express Scripts, LaTanya Reeves, Community Development Officer at Enterprise Bank & Trust, Wale Soluade, Corporate Inclusion & Diversity Manager at Commerce Bank, Kimberly Burke-Thomas, Project Manager at US Bank and Founder of QKE 4 Growth, Kristin Thompson, Financial Advisor at Renaissance Financial Corporation and Nicole Woodie, Community Outreach and Player Involvement Manager at the St. Louis Rams.
  • Both Santiago Beltran, Logistics Planner / Business Analyst at Build-A-Bear Workshop and Arindam Kar, Partner at Bryan Cave, LLP were named as recipients of the St. Louis Business Journal’s esteemed 40 Under 40 recognition. Congratulations! Read more here
  • Sheena Hamilton, Litigation Associate at Armstrong Teasdale, will be recognized by the St. Louis County Bar Association as the Association’s Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer, an honor awarded to an attorney licensed less than ten years who has shown excellence and distinguished unselfish service to the community. Congratulations! Read more here
  • Shertina Gillespie, Director of Systems Analysis – Data Quality & Analysis at MasterCard Worldwide, was recently appointed to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Board of Directors. Congratulations! Read more here

We’d love for you to be part of the YPN Member Spotlight, too. Tell us about your new promotion, if you landed a brand new position or if you launched another company. You can even announce your new baby, your volunteer efforts or your speaking engagements. Simply email the news to asinger@stlrbc.org by the last day of the month, and we’ll consider it for publication.

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 asinger@stlrbc.org!

-Kathy

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Good News Tuesday

GoodIn 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 congratulate these members of the RBC/YPN community:

New Jobs

  • Todd Stadnik, Compliance Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Eydi Cavalieri Arriojas, Human Resources Coordinator, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Tasha Turner, Senior Analytical Chemist, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

We’re proud of how hard our YPN members work to make St. Louis a better place to thrive. Join us in offering best wishes to this month’s YPN members.

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 ypn@stlrbc.org by the last Tuesday of the month, and we’ll consider it for publication. Be sure to include full information, including pertinent names, titles, companies/organizations and contact information.

Good News Tuesday

good news tuesday

What’s your good news?
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In our Good News Tuesday post on the first Tuesday of 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 community:

New Jobs

  • Robert Haire III, manager of legal department operations, Scottrade
  • Rachel Seward, deputy superintendent of institutional advancement, St. Louis Public Schools

Community

  • Charles Brown has joined the Great Rivers Greenway board of directors.
  • Mac Carheel of Carheel Consulting is launching the program “Act Like an Employee, Think Like an Employer: Job Placement & Career Development Training.”
  • Khalia Collier, owner of The St. Louis Surge and guest coach for St. Louis F.O.R.C.E. Athleticz girls sixth-grade basketball team, hosted WNBA legend Cheryl Swoops during the kick-off for the 2013 season. The Surge will host their home opener May 4 at UMSL.

Recognition

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 ypn@stlrbc.org by the last Tuesday of the month, and we’ll consider it for publication. Here’s a tentative schedule:

  • News received by April 30 is published May 7.
  • News received by May 28 is published June 4.
  • News received by June 25 is published July 2.

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 ypn@stlrbc.org!

Kathy

Good News Tuesday

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What’s your good news?
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In our Good News Tuesday post on the first Tuesday of 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: Continue reading

Good News Tuesday

good news tuesday

What’s your good news?
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The Young Professionals Network is full of exceptional professionals, from presidents and CEOs to consultants and managers. We’re proud of the diverse businesses and ideas you bring to the St. Louis region. That’s why we’ll be implementing Good News Tuesday on our blog.

On the first Tuesday of each month, we’ll highlight some of the accomplishments you share with us. To kick off the first edition of Good News Tuesday, we’d like to offer congratulations to these members of the RBC community:

New Jobs

  • Joe Mark, Enterprise Financial, Commercial Banking
  • Pam Weston, Senior Manager Corporate Giving, Express Scripts

Promotions

  • Sheldon Jackson, Director, Equifax

Civic Initiatives

  • Nino Clarkin, President, Professional Women’s Alliance

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. Just email the news to ypn@stlrbc.org by the last Tuesday of the month, and we’ll consider it for publication the following week. Here’s a tentative schedule:

  • News received by Feb. 26 is published March 5.
  • News received by March 26 is published April 2.
  • News received by April 30 is published May 7.
  • News received by May 28 is published June 4.

Be sure to include full information, including pertinent names, titles, companies/orgaizations 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. Please offer your good wishes to Joe, Pam, Sheldon and Nino, and don’t forget to share your own good news by emailing ypn@stlrbc.org!

Kathy

The Secret to Our Success: You

Real difference has become rare in business

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Everyone likes a good success story, and we at the Regional Business Council are no exception. We had an impressive 2012, but our successes really belong to the community of outstanding companies, organizations, educational institutions and resources that are found throughout the St. Louis area. Because of your leadership and investment, our bi-state region continues to be noticed as a great place to thrive.

The RBC’s mission is “to unite and engage members to act on high-impact business, civic and philanthropic initiatives for the betterment of the St. Louis region.” We’re excited to say that 2012 was a banner year for doing just that. Here are just a few of the projects the RBC and our Young Professionals Network were proud contribute to: Continue reading