Please join us in a round of applause for Fellows alum Cris Gavin (SSM), Fellow Donna Bullock (Ameren), Fellows alum Jackie French (Ameren), and Fellows alum Sarajeni Hammond (Emerson).

Cris Gavin (2007/08) Cris Gavin has been promoted to the position of Corporate Manager, Purchased Services.  Cris joined SSM Health Care August 2010 as the Capital Sourcing Specialist in Corporate Supply Chain and supported the implementation of SSM’s strategic sourcing process for clinical and non-clinical capital equipment acquisitions. Cris brings over 10 years project management and supply chain experience to this new position. In her new role Cris will lead the Corporate Purchased Services expense management and contracting initiatives.

Donna Bullock (2011/12) Donna is featured in the spring 2012 edition of Diversity Inc. as a recipient of Ameren’s Diversity Excellence Award.

Jackie French (2010/11) Jackie, Managing Assistant, General Counsel, Ameren Services, was promoted to Managing Associate General Counsel.

Sarajeni Hammond (2009/10) was selected to the 2012/13 Leadership St. Louis Program.

Congratulations to Cris, Donna, Jackie and Sarajeni on your achievements!


Please join us in a round of applause for Fellows alum Delmar Turner (Keefe Group), Fellows alum Franklin DeVore (Energizer), Fellow Jason Harris (Save-A-Lot), Fellow Daniele McPherson (Centene).

Delmar Turner (2009/2010) has accepted an offer to become an Account Manager and will be relocating to Jacksonville Florida covering the areas of South Carolina and North Carolina.  Delmar is transitioning his extensive experience and leadership in the operational side of Centric Group’s business to Sales.

Jason Harris (2011/12) was recently promoted to Category Director-Dairy at Save-A-Lot.  Jason is a determined, experience, out-of-the-box thinker who brings extensive experience, great leadership skills and strong connections to his new role.

Danielle McPherson (2011/12) was selected as a 2012 Community Award in Exemplary Women’s Leadership recipient by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Metro St. Louis Chapter.  The award is presented to women who are committed to improving the lives of others and strengthening the St. Louis Community through diversity, business, civic and philanthropic initiatives.  Danielle will be honored at a Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Crown Plaza Clayton Hotel in Clayton.

Franklin DeVore (2009/2010) and his wife were blessed with a healthy baby boy, Walker Keys DeVore, on February 28.  We have claimed baby Walker as a future Initiative Fellow!

Congratulations to Danielle, Delmar, Jason and Franklin on your achievements!  We salute you for the great things you are doing both professionally and personally.  Fellows Rock!!!!