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Dean's Breakfast: Mayor Lyda Krewson

Wednesday, September 6, 2017Add This Event to My Calendar
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. / Presentation 8:00 a.m.

Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business invites you and a guest to the next installment of the Dean’s Breakfast Series on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Join the Cook School community in welcoming Lyda Krewson, Mayor of the City of St. Louis for a special presentation titled on economic development.

Complimentary parking is available in the University’s Olive/Compton Garage (3338 Olive Blvd. 63103) or Laclede Garage (3642 Laclede Ave. 63108). Your parking ticket will be validated at the event.


krewson-official-photo-profile-250pxLyda Krewson won a historical election in April to become the first woman to serve as mayor of St. Louis. Prior to the election, Krewson established herself as a leader in City government serving as 28th Ward Alderwoman beginning in 1997.

Krewson has unapologetically taken on the tough and controversial issues including a comprehensive smoking ban and the state’s concealed carry statutes. She led the way on modernizing city government as the first alderman to support across-the-board charter reform. Krewson also played a key role in the successful effort to reduce the size of the Board of Aldermen from 28 to 14. Krewson has worked to put in place the REAL Change Program in the Central West End, a program aimed at encouraging social services to reduce the negative effects of poverty. She has also sponsored legislation that placed restrictions on scrap metal trafficking, and established limits on the use of “dark money” in municipal elections.

After graduating with an education degree from Truman State University, Krewson moved to St. Louis where she obtained her accounting degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Krewson is a CPA, formerly an auditor for Deloitte, and chief financial officer of PGAV, an international design and planning firm.

Before her election as mayor, Krewson served as the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen’s Transportation & Commerce Committee. She previously served as the chairman of the Ways & Means, Convention & Tourism, and Parks & Environment committees.