Leadership Network's 2012 Dare to Lead Awards Breakfast was
held on Friday morning, May 4, 7:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel
- St. Louis Airport.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
- Lisle M. Ramsey
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Leadership Network
Dare to Lead Award Recipients:
- Gary H. Rieman
Mr. Rieman is a youth leadership advocate. He had a 25-year career as Director of the Illinois State Scholarship Commission's Designated Account Purchase Program. Gary helped to organize the National Council on Youth Leadership, which he has served as Chairman of the Board, and is presently the NCYL Secretary. (NCYL sponsors the Town Meeting on Tomorrow at Washington University in St. Loiuis.) He has long served as the ILN Treasurer.
- Dr. James Henry
The Director of Choral Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Dr. James Henry holds degrees in vocal music education, music theory and music composition. In addition to teaching and conducting the university choirs, he is the musical and artistic director of the acclaimed Ambassadors of Harmony, a 160- voice men's a cappella chorus. He is the only man in history to win an International Competition as a singer and as a director in the same year.
- Carol Loeb
A true community servant, Carol Loeb is an outstanding philanthropist,
establishing the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows,
Professorship in Medicine, and Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery.
A passionate supporter of excellence in teaching and education,
particularly in all levels of mathematics, she has been recognized
with the DuPont Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching,
and the Washington University Robert S. Brookings Award. A dedicated
volunteer, she is on the boards of many scientific and charitable
organizations in St. Louis.
- Don Wainwright
Chairman and CEO of Wainwright Industries, Don Wainwright has
received numerous awards including the coveted Malcolm Baldridge
National Quality Award. and the Manufacturing Council of the United
States International Leadership Award. He travels extensively
as a guest lecturer throughout the United States, Europe and Asia
and is involved in numerous civic and pubic projects serving adults
- Kurt and Brenda Warner
As a football player, Kurt Warner understands the importance of
teamwork in turning dreams into reality. Kurt and Brenda believed
and never gave up on his life long dream of success in the NFL,
their faith and family being the fabric that held everything together.
When Kurt's dream became a reality in 1999, the Warners wanted
to share their blessings and beliefs with others who have lost
hope. In 2001, they established the First Things First Foundation,
a public charity which serves as a vehicle for them to reach out
to the community and help those in need.
- Colonel Norm Balchunas
Col. Balchunas is the Director of the Air Force Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corp headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base
in Alabama. In this position, he directs the world's largest and
most comprehensive aerospace science education program, responsible
for the Air Force's High School citizenship training program for
more than 102,000 students at over 850 high schools worldwide,
managing over 1, 800 instructors.
- Loudon County Education Foundation
Established to positively impact lifelong learning in its community,
the foundation supports many programs under the direction of its
Executive Director, Betsy Morrow. These include Young Achievers
recognition, Outstanding Teachers recognition, classroom grants,
student scholarships, leadership programs, school-to-career programs
and continuing education grants for teachers.
- Larry C. Spears
Larry Spears is the President and CEO of The Robert K. Greenleaf
Center for Servant-Leadership in Indianapolis, Indiana. Under
his leadership, The Center experienced tremendous growth with
nine branch offices located around the world. Mr. Spears is editor
of nine books and has published over 300 articles, essays and
book reviews on servant-leadership.
- Dr. Alma C. Hobbs
Deputy Administrator for Economic and Community Systems, Cooperative
State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., Dr. Hobbs provides national
leadership and support for research, education and extension programs.
Her contributions to 4-H Youth Development have made a difference
in the lives of many.
- Dr. Kenneth Gray
Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development
Program, College of Education, Penn State University. Dr. Gray
is a national advocate for students from the academic middle.
An international speaker, he is frequently quoted in the press
and widely published on career choices. His most recent book is
"Getting Real -- Helping Teens Find Their Future".
- ILN Dare to Lead
Program canceled because of 9/11.
- Benjamin F. Edwards, III
President, Chairman and CEO of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.,
St. Louis, Ben Edwards heads one of the nation's largest brokerage
firms. An untiring advocate of city schools and quality education,
he has earned the deep gratitude of all who care about young people.
- Thomas H. Jacobsen
A member of the National Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America,
Tom Jacobsen has served as Activities Chairman, Finance Chairman,
Vice President and Chairman of the Greater St. Louis Council.
An outstanding business and community leader, he is chairman of
the Board, Firstar Corporation.
- I.E. Millstone
Founder of the Millstone Construction Company, I.E. Millstone
is internationally known for innovations and contributions in
construction. Through the B'nai B'rith Millstone Award and Young
Achievers scholarships, he encourages young people to greater
service in their communities.
- Elinor Johnstone Ferdon
Elinor Ferdon is the National President of the Girl Scouts of
the USA, the largest organization for girls in the world. She
was elected to its highest volunteer position in 1996, having
served as President of the World Foundation for Girl Guides and
Girl Scouts, Inc.
- V. Milton Boyce
For thirty years, Milton Boyce served the United States Department
of Agriculture's Extension Service, developing and administering
the 4-H program. He received the 4-H Alumni Award and Superior
Service Award for his outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication
to young people.
- Sanford N. McDonnell
Sanford McDonnell is Chairman Emeritus of the McDonnell Douglas
Corporation, one of America's foremost aerospace companies. He
is past president of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of
America and developed a character education program taught in
school districts nationwide.
- The Danforth Family
Donald Danforth, Chairman, Vector Corporation and Kennelwood Village,
Inc.; Dorothy Danforth Miller, homemaker, wife, mother, volunteer;
John C. Danforth, former United States Senator; and William H.
Danforth, Chancellor, Washington University, are exceptional community/youth
- W. Clement Stone
Founder/Chairman Emeritus of Combined Insurance Company, Clement
Stone is a philanthropist, civic leader, author and business executive.
His Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) philosophy is carried worldwide
to millions of people through books and articles.
Regional Dare to Lead Award Recipients:
- Dr. Lyn Huxford
Coordinator, Center for Public Service, McKendree University,
- Jackie Joyner Kersee
Founder, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center
- Martin L. Mathews
President and CEO, Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club
- Mark Lamping
President, St. Louis Cardinals
- Andrew S. Baur
President, Community Banking, Southwest Bank
- Jerome T. Loeb
Former Chairman, May Department Stores
- David C. Darnell
President, Commercial and Real Estate Banking
Bank of America
- James McLeod
Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of Arts and Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
- Terry Schwarck
Scout Executive, Greater St. Louis Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
- Richard D. Baron
President & Chief Executive Officer, McCormack Baron &
- Theresa E. Loveless
Executive Director, Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
- Terry Jarchow
President, Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley
- Judge Stanley D. Williams
Associate Circuit Judge, Drug Court Judge, Franklin County
- Dr. Edward Hillhouse
Presiding Commissioner, Franklin County
Applause Award Recipients:
||Terry Dale Cruse
Dean, Enrollment Services, Missouri Baptist University
Ina "Cookie" Hays
Vice President, Student Development, East Central College
Lee A. Drake
Chairman, Art Department, Webster Groves High School
David O. Herries
Owner, PC Pros
Special Education Department Chair, Cleveland Navy JROTC
High School, St. Louis
Odyssey Gifted Program, Meramec Valley R-III School District,
Director, Product Management, Express Scripts, Inc.
President, Education Media, Inc.
Connie K. Calloway
Superintendent, Normandy School District
Craig H. Larson
Superintendent, Rockwood School District
Director of Social Studies, Character Education & Assessment
Rockwood School District
Campus Director, Southwest Bank
Smaller Learning Communities Coordinator, Roosevelt High
Marvin W. Berkowitz
Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education,
Deborah Sims, USAF (Ret.)
Air Force JROTC Unit, Soldan High School
PathFinder Coordinator, Program Director
St. Louis Partnership for Excellence in Urban Teacher Preparation
Director of Training & Workforce Development
Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis
4-H & Youth Development Educator, Purdue University
Cooperative Extension Service, Monroe County (Indiana)
Major League Umpire, Gateway Community Leader
Vice President, St. Louis Sports Commission
Chairman Emeritus, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
CBS Early Show News Contributor, 1990 Miss America
Counselor, Bowles Elementary School
Superintendent, Rockwood School District
Bowles Elementary School, Gateway LEAP
Pastor, Hannibal, MO LEAP