Steering Committee

    Immigration & Innovation Steering Committee

    Mr. Rodney Crim (co-chair)
    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

    Mr. Joe Reagan (co-chair)
    President & CEO
    St Louis Regional Chamber

    Ms. Sheila Sweeney (co-chair)
    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

    Mr. Parviz Ansari
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Mr. Paul Bland
    Global Head Customer Administration 
    Thomson Reuters

    Ms. Nancy Brickhouse
    St. Louis University

    Mr. Jim Buford
    Civic Leader

    Ms. Gay Burns
    Civic Progress Representative (EVP HR at RGA)
    RGA Reinsurance Company

    Ms. Ethel Byndom
    Interim Director
    St. Louis County Community Empowerment Office

    Ms. Sable Campbell
    Director of Diversity/Inclusion, St. Louis City
    City of St. Louis

    Mr. Luis Campedelli 
    EVP Human Resources

    Ms. Anna Crosslin
    President & CEO
    International Institute of St. Louis

    Mr. Bob Fox
    Board Chairman
    Casa de Salud

    Mr. Joel Glassman
    Associate Provost
    University of Missouri St. Louis

    Mr. Anthony Gonzalez-Angel
    Senior Managing Partner
    Gonzalez Companies, LLC

    Ms. Melissa Harper
    Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Diversity & HR Compliance
    Monsanto Company



    Ms. Alicia Hayek
    Director of Human Resources 

    Ms. Molly Hyland
    Vice President
    Commerce Bank

    Mr. Edward S. Macias
    Provost Emeritus Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor, 
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Mr. Michael McMillan
    President and CEO 
    Urban League St. Louis

    Mr. John Nations
    President & CEO
    Bi-State Development Agency/Metro

    Mr. Javier Orozco
    Interfaith Partnership Cabinet Representative

    Ms. Kathleen Osborn
    Executive Director
    Regional Business Council

    Ms. Patricia Ovca
    Sr. HR Business Partner
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

    Ms. Kathleen "Kitty" Ratcliffe
    St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

    Mr. Julian Schuster
    Provost and Senior Vice President
    Webster University

    Mr. Peter Tao
    TAO + Lee


    Advisors To Steering Committee


    Ms. Ellen Harshman
    St. Louis University

    Mr. Tom Irwin 
    Executive Director
    Civic Progress

    Ms. Dee Joyner
    Senior Vice President
    Commerce Bank                                       

    Mr. Tim Nowak
    Executive Director
    World Trade Center St. Louis



    Ms. Betsy Cohen                        
    Executive Director
    St. Louis Mosaic Project

    Mr. Vin Ko                        
    Program Manager
    St. Louis Mosaic Project