Girls on the Run St. Louis Elects Officers and New Members to Board of Directors
ST. LOUIS (July 1, 2020) – Girls on the Run St. Louis has added new members and elected officers to its Board of Directors. Meet the dynamic people who will lead Girls on the Run St. Louis into its 19th year, dedicated to providing continued access to high quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports girls’ confidence, competence, physical and emotional health, as well as their connection to their community.
Elected officers to the board include: chair Bob Harrison, President and Chairman of the Board, The Daniel and Henry Company (top left); vice chair Hannah Nelson, Senior Counsel, BJC HealthCare (top center); treasurer Jill Coates, Corporate Controller, Apex Oil Company, Inc. (top right); secretary Amy Fulton Internal Audit Senior Director – US Operations, Cigna (bottom center); immediate past chair Steffani Lautenschlager, Chief Development Officer, City Academy (bottom right).
New board members include: Jill Falk, Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement for Schnucks Markets, Inc. (left); Jennifer Hardester, Founder and Counsel, STL Med Law, LLC (right).
About Girls on the Run St. Louis
Girls on the Run St. Louis is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade, a critical time in girls’ self-development. Our mission is to empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living. The innovative program combines training for a celebratory 5k event with interactive lessons that combine self-esteem enhancing lessons with uplifting workouts aimed to develop the whole girl – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Girls are empowered with positive self-awareness and increased confidence; a sense of achievement by training for and completing a 5k; and giving back to their community through a service project each season. Girls experience confidence through accomplishment becoming girls who can.
In response to COVID19, Girls on the Run St. Louis transitioned to a virtual curriculum, GOTR At Home, to provide continued access to this transformational program. More than 3,000 girls and 1,000 adult volunteer coaches completed GOTR At Home during Spring 2020, ensuring they stayed committed to their social, emotional and physical health.
Girls on the Run St. Louis was founded in 2002 and is now the second largest council in North America. Today, Girls on the Run St. Louis is in more than 400 schools across 23 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois. Visit www.girlsontherunstlouis.org to learn more about how you can empower a girl and empower a generation.