In 1998, The Missouri Governor's Council on Disability met with several employers and service providers to create the Missouri BLN. Since then, several of Missouri's private-sector employers have moved to MOBLN's leadership forefront.
In 2015, the Missouri BLN changed its name to the Greater St. Louis Business Leaderhship Network (STLBLN). This core group of employers continues to work together on the initiative in the St. Louis region to access this qualified pool of candidates with an unacceptable unemployment rate. With what business is facing today with the aging workforce, we need to look at this untapped pool of applicants and reach across attitudinal barriers to employ those who are different than ourselves. STLBLN promotes statewide activities that increase community inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Greater St. Louis Area workforce and enhance public disability awareness.
STLBLN continues to provide its participating companies with the training and resources they need to effectively hire, retain, and market to people with disabilities.
Board of Directors - 2016
President: Tiffany Battle, SSM Integrated Health Technologies Vice-President: Kenneth C. Lybch, ABD, MBA, SPHR-SCP Secretary: Jackie Royer, Talent Connect, the Employement Collaborative
Treasurer: Saundra Eckstadt, Eckstadt Consulting
Board Member: Kathleen Lee, Cornell University
Chair: Saundra Eckstadt, Eckstadt Consulting Communication/Membership Committee Teresa L. Turner, Synchronized Resources, Inc.Kathleen Lee, Cornell University