Fall Dean’s Breakfast Event Features Betsy Cohen and Anna Crosslin Presenting “Attracting Immigrant Talent to St. Louis”

The John Cook School of Business will begin the annual Dean’s Breakfast series on Tuesday, Sept. 16 welcoming Betsy Cohen and Anna Crosslin for a presentation, “Attracting Immigrant Talent to St. Louis.”

As part of the presentation Cohen and Crosslin will discuss what the economic and cultural value propositions are that are driving immigrant attraction initiatives, and how is the St. Louis Mosaic Project leading the charge.

The event begins with a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and is followed by the presentation and a question and answer session.

For more information about the Dean’s Breakfast and to register, visit our events calendar .


About the speakers

betsycohen--photo-2014Betsy Cohen is the Executive Director for the regional Immigration & Innovation Initiative called The St. Louis Mosaic Project. This initiative is a joint collaboration of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the Regional Chamber and leaders of the other 20+ organizations on the Steering Committee. Betsy is on the board of the St. Louis United Way, the Advisory Board of the Saint Louis University Cook School of Business, the St. Louis Crisis Nursery Advisory Board and the Washington University Council for Sustainability.




crosslin-3x4For 36 years, Anna Crosslin has led as president and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL), which offers nationally-acclaimed services to more than 7,500 immigrants and refugees annually. Crosslin serves on a variety of local and national initiatives including the Steering Committee of the St. Louis Mosaic Project and as chair of its Infrastructure Subcommittee. In spring 2014 she was appointed by Gov. Nixon to the MO Disparity Study Implementation Commission.

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