FOCUS St. Louis has selected Thompson Coburn partner Ryan Russell Kemper for the 2017-18 Leadership St. Louis Class, one of the most respected leadership development programs in the nation.
Starting in September, Ryan — along with 66 other leaders from the financial, health care, nonprofit and education sectors — will embark on a nine-month immersion in all facets of the St. Louis community. The leadership training addresses the critical issues facing the St. Louis community in the areas of economic development, race, poverty, the environment, and more.
At Thompson Coburn, Ryan advises clients on federal environmental laws, sustainability and climate change issues, Superfund litigation, and a variety of environmental and non-environmental state and federal regulatory matters. He has represented some of the St. Louis region’s largest utility, energy, and manufacturing companies on state and federal permits, environmental liabilities, and litigation involving environmental and land use matters.
Ryan stays involved with public policy through the Illinois Public Affairs Network of the St. Louis Chamber and the Public Policy Committee of the United Way of Greater St Louis, where he has recently worked on the push for an Earned Income Tax Credit in Missouri. Ryan also serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of O’Fallon, Illinois. He was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2017.
Thompson Coburn has a rich history with Leadership St. Louis. Past class members have included partners Ed Cohen, David Dick, Lori Jones, Laura Jordan, Jarrod Sharp and Cherie Stephens Bock, among others.
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