The Royal Vagabonds Foundation, Inc. Annual Leadership Luncheon recognizes outstanding individuals making positive contributions to our community in the areas of diversity and inclusion, business and economic development, health, and family and children care.
Thank you to all who attended and supported our 2022 Leadership Luncheon!!
2022 Leadership Luncheon Co-Chairs
P. JOSEPH McKEE, III, President and CEO, Paric Holdings
CAROLYN KINDLE BETZ, President, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and CEO, St. Louis CITY SC
2022 Leadership Luncheon Keynote Speaker
LT. GENERAL RUSSEL L. HONORÉ (RETIRED)
As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG Honoré became known as the “Category 5 Gen.” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. He is a decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership. When Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Maria approach, news networks like CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS consider him their go-to expert on emergency and disaster preparedness, as well as crisis management.
2022 Leadership Awards Luncheon Honorees
Brian Davies, St. Louis Market President, Great Southern Bank
Art Holliday, News Director, KSDK- TV
Alaina Macia, President and CEO, MTM Transportation
Valerie Patton, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Greater St. Louis, Inc. and President,
Greater St. Louis, Inc. Foundation
Julio Suarez, Senior Director of Community Affairs and Better World, Anheuser-Busch In Bev
Colonel Kenneth Gregory, Chief of Police, St. Louis County
Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr., Chief of Police, City of St. Louis
Dr. Lynn Beckwith, Jr., educator • Alison Kindle Hogan, Founder and Chair, Rung for Women
Hon. Judge David Mason and Attorney Paul Venker, Organizers, Freedom Suits Memorial
Neal Richardson and Michael Woods, Co-Founders, Dream Builders 4 Equity
Mound City Bar Association
Emerging Young Leader Award to be announced at the event.