2018 Leadership Series Presentation Luncheon - Jackie Joyner-Kersee: "Leadership and Perseverance"

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Old Warson Country Club
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The Rockhurst University Leadership Series, presented by the Rockhurst University St. Louis Leaders Council, welcomes female Olympian, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, as the inaugural speaker. Joyner-Kersee will be joined by Frank Cusumano to share insights on leadership and perseverance.

Scott and Kathleen Hummel, RU ’86 will be honored with the Magis Award for their continued commitment to the children of St. Louis through their therapeutic preschool, Our Little Haven. 
Samantha Whited Fechter, RU ‘09 will receive the Faber Young Alumni Award for her leadership, service to others and commitment to Rockhurst University.


Old Warson Country Club
9841 Old Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124

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About Jackie Joyner-Kersee
As one of the most decorated female athletes of all time, Jackie dominated the track and field circuit for 16 years and won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women named Jackie the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. She was also named the top American Athlete five times and was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Jackie helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Ill., that has raised more than $12 million. Jackie has recently embarked upon a nationwide effort to enhance the comprehensive health of our nation’s communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles. She has been asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote My Plate, the replacement for the food pyramid. She has also joined forces with the Farm Foundation to address the availability of healthy foods in challenged communities throughout the U.S.

About Frank Cusumano
Frank Cusumano is an award-winning St. Louis sports anchor and sports director at KSDK Channel 5. Cusumano can also be heard hosting his daily radio show, The Pressbox on KFNS 590.

Jackie Joyner Kersee, Frank Cusumano