Corporate and securities partner Kim Eilerts has recently joined the boards of two influential organizations in the St. Louis region. In January 2014, Kim joined the governing board of Epworth Children and Family Services. Last month, she was elected as a board advisor for the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. She is the first attorney to ever serve on the board of the organization.
Kim’s ties to Epworth date back six years ago, when she joined the Board of Directors of Progressive Youth Connection (PYC), a violence-prevention program for children that merged with Epworth in 2013. As a board leader for PYC, Kim led fundraising efforts and planned multiple annual fundraising events. Kim has previously served on Epworth’s Development Board.
The Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, founded in 2001, is made up of 600 members from across the region’s green building community. The chapter, which maintains a special partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden, has been consistently honored as one of the top USGBC chapters in the nation.
Since helping the Gateway Chapter set up as a nonprofit more than a decade ago, Kim has provided pro bono assistance to the organization on corporate issues. As a newly elected advisor and the first attorney to serve on the board, Kim will help guide the counsel in its strategic business and organizational matters.
As a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate and Securities group, Kim has served as lead counsel on multi-million acquisitions for companies like Bunge North America Inc., Aegion Corp., and Federal Signal Corp. In 2012, she was named an “Up & Coming” attorney by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Kim was valedictorian of her law school class at Saint Louis University and Editor-in-Chief of the school's law journal. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from Missouri State University.