Invest STL is an initiative sponsored by the St. Louis Community Foundation and led by a cross-sector Leadership Board. 


  • Henry S. Webber, Chair, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, Washington University
  • Amelia Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Community Foundation
  • Zachary Boyers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
  • Fr. Christopher Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity, Saint Louis University
  • Loura Gilbert, Vice President Community Development, Commerce Bank
  • Tracy Hart, President, Tarlton Corporation
  • Nicole Hudson, Deputy Mayor for Racial Equity and Priority Initiatives, City of St. Louis
  • John Kemper, Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc., and President of Commerce Bank
  • Ryan Rippel, Senior Project Officer, CEO Initiatives, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Felicia Shaw, Executive Director, Regional Arts Commission

Ex Officio:

  • Karl Guenther, Community Development Specialist, Public Policy Research Center, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Brian K. Phillips, Executive Director, Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation


  • Dara Eskridge, Executive Director of Invest STL