Volunteer Leadership

The Champions of Hope Gala Executive Committee is composed of prestigious  & influential executive and community leaders in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.  With over 30 members, the committee is dedicated to supporting the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer. 

Thank you to our leadership! If you'd like to get involved, Volunteer!


2021 Event Chairwoman

Penny Pennington

Manager Partner

Edward Jones

2021 Host Committee

The Champions of Hope Gala Host Committee are influential leaders from St. Louis' business an philanthropic community who are passionate towards the mission of the American Cancer Society.  The Host Committee helps lead the procurement of revenue from some of St. Louis' most generous individuals.  The Host Committee will welcome our distinguished guests at the cocktail reception at the 2021 Champions of Hope Gala. 

Jesse & Linda Hunter

Executive Vice President

Chief Strategy Officer

Centene Corporation

Jim Mosby

Executive Managing Director

Cushman & Wakefield

David Reifscheider


Edward Jones

Fred Kostecki

Manager Partner


Chris Tobin

Vice President

JP Morgan

2021 Executive Planning Committee

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