Based on support for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, The St. Louis Regional Business Council announces, that for the first time, 11 of their 136 university participants in their Mentor Program will be foreign born. The Regional Chamber highlights the foreign born in its yearlong leadership development experience, and FOCUS St. Louis is educating the community with its upcoming program "City Success: Why are 70,000 Bosnians calling St. Louis home?" The Mosaic Project drives Regional Prosperity through Immigration and Innovation.
(St. Louis, MO) Now that it is the back-to-school season, the St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) has selected its participants for its Mentor Network program. For the first time, the RBC has included 11 international students of the 136 students participating, as part of the St. Louis Mosaic Project's goal of retaining international talent. The RBC Higher Education Collaboration is a business partnership with the schools of business and engineering from 14 of the leading colleges and universities in the St. Louis region. The collaboration acknowledges that our colleges and universities are some of our region's most valuable assets, and their students need to be supported, nurtured and developed. This is part of the RBC's overall plan to attract and retain a workforce talent. The program matches diverse university students from our bi-state region with prominent business leaders. Sponsored by Boeing, Centric Group, Olin, Paric and Enterprise Holdings, the kickoff for the CEOs, top students and community leaders will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, from 4:30-6:30pm at Enterprise Holding's Corporate Office, 600 Corporate Park Drive, Clayton, MO. The list of the 11 international students selected with their executive mentors is below. For more information about the Regional Business Council's Mentor Network Program contact Katie Kaufmann at the RBC at 314-225-2105.
||Mentor Executive ||Mentor Company|
||UMSL/Washington University joint engineering
||Katrina Wilson||NextGen Information Services|
||NextGen Information Services|
|Percy Mutekanga||Webster University
||Carmen Jacob||NextGen Information Services|
|Youmin Hou||Washington University
||Mike Nepple||Thompson Coburn|
|Alicia Sun||Washington University
About the RBC. Founded in 2000, the RBC is a consortium of presidents and CEOs from 100 of the region's largest companies. The RBC is dedicated to enhancing the growth and quality of life in the St. Louis region. The RBC collectively represents 120,000 associates in the St. Louis region with $60 billion in annual revenues in the region. The mission of the RBC is to act on high-impact business, civic and philanthropic initiatives for the betterment of the 16-county St. Louis region.
The Fellows Program, run by Valerie Patton at the Regional Chamber, is a yearlong leadership development experience designed to address the interests and challenges of multicultural talent as they work to develop and advance their careers through professional/leadership development, civic engagement and service and relationship building. 30% of the 72 participants are foreign born and will help the St. Louis Mosaic Project build career pathways for immigrants.
FOCUS St. Louis helps the St. Louis Mosaic Project outreach by delivering on its mission to influence positive community change with its upcoming program, "City Success - Why are 70,000 Bosnians calling St. Louis home?" Speakers will include Imam Muhamed Hasic of the Islamic Community Center, Dr. Ben Moore of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University, Doug Moore of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Nedim Ramic of Bajric & Ramic LLC, Anna Crosslin of the International Institute and Betsy Cohen of the St. Louis Mosaic Project. The event will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm at the International Institute, 3654 South Grand Blvd and registration is at
Bosnian-inspired refreshments will be provided.
To learn more about the St. Louis Mosaic Project, visit: