Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO Jason Hall issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of leadership transition at the Regional Business Council:

“Kathy Osborn has been a terrific leader in St. Louis’ business and civic communities, and I want to thank her for her years of service and dedication to our region. Kathy loves St. Louis. Her decades of leadership have touched countless lives and leave a legacy of impact. We wish Kathy all the best in her retirement.

“We also are thrilled to welcome Karen Branding to her new role with the Regional Business Council. We have worked in partnership with Karen for years in her time at the St. Louis Fed and know she is someone who wakes up every day thinking about how to make St. Louis a better place and genuinely collaborate to make that happen. We look forward to working with Karen to continue the momentum building in St. Louis.”

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