United Way of Greater St. Louis announced today that Todd Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnuck Markets, Inc., and Roman Wuller, chair of Thompson Coburn, will serve as co-chairs of the 2021 annual community campaign.
"Many of our neighbors are still facing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, and we know that recovery will be a long process. The work and impact of United Way are critical in the recovery process as well as in creating and maintaining strong and healthy communities." Schnuck said. "It's an honor for me to help lead fundraising efforts this year because, just as we at Schnucks exist to Nourish People's Lives, we share United Way's commitment to helping those who need it most right here in our hometown of St. Louis."
United Way's annual campaign runs from September through mid-November. The dollars raised through the campaign support more than 160 Safety Net agencies that help 1 million people in 16 counties throughout Missouri and Illinois.
"United Way has far-reaching impact, supporting the nonprofit safety net that means so much to the health and growth of our region, now and for generations to come," Wuller said. "United Way works to create a safe and healthy home for everyone in our community, and I look forward to contributing to this work alongside Todd and the many other dedicated volunteers and generous supporters on this year's campaign."
"Todd and Roman both have a strong commitment to the St. Louis region, and we are grateful for their leadership in serving as this year's campaign chairs," said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. "Their experience and guidance, along with strong leadership in place from all of our Society chairs and cabinet members, will provide helpful insight in expanding our engagement with local corporate and civic communities in order to increase our impact as we continue to help people live their best possible lives."
About Todd Schnuck
As chairman and CEO of Schnuck Markets, Inc., Todd Schnuck is the third member of the third generation of the Schnuck family to lead the company. Previously, he served as the company's president and chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Before joining Schnucks, he spent four years in the investment banking division of A.G. Edwards & Sons.
Schnuck currently serves as chairman of the board for the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, while also holding board memberships with United Way of Greater St. Louis, The Opportunity Trust and Arch to Park Equity Fund. He was a founding board member for the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and has served as president of the organization's board of directors. Schnuck has also previously served as chairman of the board of directors for both the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Children's Hospital Development Board and as a past board of trustees president for both John Burroughs School and Rossman School. Professionally, Schnuck serves on the board of directors for Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Food Marketing Institute and Topco.
Schnuck holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia.
About Roman Wuller
Roman Wuller serves as chair of Thompson Coburn, representing major corporations in high-stakes litigation in venues across the country. He has decades of experience representing clients across a variety of industries in commercial litigation, class actions, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Wuller has particular experience representing clients in the telecommunications and energy sectors.
Wuller has been a part of Thompson Coburn's management for more than 15 years, serving on the firm's executive committee since 2012 and previously serving as chair of the firm's litigation department. He has also led its partner compensation and associate review committees and was the founding chair of Thompson Coburn's diversity committee. He has served as a mentor and coach to associates for decades.
Wuller was named one of the Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings from 2013-2021, listed in Chambers USA for Commercial Litigation in St. Louis from 2012-2015 and in 2021, and listed in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters from 2005-2006, 2008-2016 and in 2018. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association. Wuller received his bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University and his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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