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IISTL Board of Directors

The International Institute is led by community and business leaders who bring their expertise to help achieve our mission to build a more connected and productive society to benefit immigrants, their families, and the wider community.

Officers

Chair

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Jennifer Schwesig
Partner, International Practice Group Leader
Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Vice Chair

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Christina Mayadas Lawrence
VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Nestle Purina Petcare

Treasurer

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Eric Hansen
Sr. Manager, Audit & Assurance
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Secretary

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Cullen Andrews
Executive Vice President
Dot Foods, Inc.

Imm. Past Chair

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Alice Tharenos
CFO, Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rio Tinto

At-Large Member

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Mark Lee
Senior Vice President
MiTek Inc.

At-Large Member

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Adnan Omeragić
President
Fox Architects

Board of Directors

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Charles Allen
Independent Translator, Scholar, and Communication Strategist

Matthew Badler

Matthew Badler
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Twain Financial Partners

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Nergis Cavitt
Sr. Organizational Development Consultant
BJC Healthcare

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Ken Fields
Sr. Vice President and Sr. Partner
FleishmanHillard

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Karyn Fowler
Women’s & Neonatal Clinical Program Medical Director
SSM Health

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David M. Hagee
Chief Investment Officer
Commerce Bank

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Javad Khazaeli
Partner
Khazaeli Wyrsch LLC

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Ruth Kim
General Counsel, Sr. Vice President & Sr. Partner
FleishmanHillard

Mina Leist

Mina Leist
Audit Director
FORVIS St. Louis

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Samir Mehta
Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation
MiTek Inc.

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Fran Geyer Pestello, PhD
Professor of Sociology
St. Louis University

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Lily Ren
Staff VP of Population Health & Clinical Operations
Centene Corporation

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Shawn Schukar
Chairman & President
Ameren Transmission

Kaisa Stucke

Kaisa Stucke
Research Analysis
Confluence Investment Management
Founder, 1419 Art

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Sarah Swatosh
Partner
Sedey Harper Westhoff PC

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Lorie White
Chief HR Officer
Homer G. Phillips Memorial Hospital