St. Louis, MO, February 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis welcomes new board members Lon Dircks, Crystal Gale, Chonda Nwamu and Leah Reynolds Harris.

Lon Dircks, Jr. is the Market Sales Manager/First Vice President for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America.

Crystal Gale, Ed.D is the Director of Performance Management for the Saint Louis Public Schools. In her new role she provides ongoing oversight and support to ensure the use of performance measures to increase effectiveness, developing and implementing plans to create shared accountability for improved performance, and analyzing systems for success.

Chonda Nwamu is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Ameren. Chonda joined Ameren in 2016 and serves as key advisor to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel on legal department strategy and operations. She provides advice, counsel, and oversight on a broad range of legal, transactional and regulatory topics across multiple operating business segments.

Leah Reynolds Harris is Senior Vice President for PNC Bank has worked for Famous‐Barr, Mark Twain Bank and
Bank of America. She has also served as the BGCSTL Women’s Leadership Circle co-chair and volunteers with the American Red Cross Charles Drew Committee, and Lutheran Senior Services Finance Committee

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