This year’s class of Young Leaders includes a supervisor of more than 50 registered nurses, a contract negotiator for one of the world’s largest financial institutions, and a chemical engineer for a major pharmaceutical company.
The class also includes an international support systems project manager for Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray Program, and even a manager of local history initiatives for the Missouri Historical Society.
What do they all have in common? They are high-performing, young African-American professionals who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are also giving back to the community.
This diverse group of 20 outstanding African-American professionals, age 40 and under, has been selected as the 2019 class of Young Leader award recipients. The awardees will be honored at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 9th annual Salute to Young Leaders Networking Awards Reception, Thursday, February 21 at the Four Seasons St. Louis Hotel.
Here’s a listing of this year’s Young Leaders:
Chiquita ‘Coach Chi’ Anderson
Prize & Shine Life Coaching/Mentoring, LLC
Crystal M. Carter
Officer, Assistant Relationship Manager Associate
Research and Development Chemist
April T. Cole
Director, Learning and Development
Jami Ballentine Dolby
Director of Development
Evan W. Fowler
Senior Program Manager
MQ-25 Support Systems Project Manager
The Boeing Company
Manager of Local History Initiatives
Missouri Historical Society
Jennifer A. Haynes
Vice President, Legal Department
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Wells Fargo Advisors
Darryl T. Jones, II
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Dan Lester Sr.
Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion and Culture
Diana Hill Mitchell
Associate Dean for Policy & Program Analysis
The Graduate School
Washington University in St. Louis
Cletra Peters, Ed.D
Director of Internal Operations, Liaison to the Board of Regents
Office of the President
Harris-Stowe State University
Ash Rohra Jr. DDS, MSD
Orthodontist and Practice Owner
Olive Orthodontics - Your Smile Specialist
Principal Operations Quality Engineer
Felicia R. Williams
Thompson Coburn LLP
Nytilia Young MHA, BSN, RN
Team Leader 2 North Telemetry/Oncology
DePaul Hospital SSM
Tickets for the 9th Annual Salute to Young Leaders Networking Awards Reception, 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, February 21st at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, visit stlamerican.com, or contact Kate Daniel at 314-289-5413, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $25 each.