Contact: Kimberly Kendle,

Vice President of Communications

Communications Department

(314) 615-3668

Date: June 7, 2002

Urban League's Board of Directors Appoints New Board Chair

ST. LOUIS -- The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis' Board of Directors recently appointed Todd R. Schnuck as the new Chairman of the Board. Prior to his appointment as board chair, Schnuck served as Treasurer. He continues to serve as a member of the Board's Executive Committee.

Schnuck is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc., and is responsible for the company's accounting, budgeting, internal audit and treasury functions.

In addition to appointing a new board chair, the Board approved the following slate of officers for a one-year term from 2002-2003:

Vice Chair: Jo Ann Harmon, vice president of administration for Emerson Electric.

Secretary: Richard Banks, an attorney of Banks and Associates.

Treasurer: Debra Denham, vice president of Community Affairs at BJC Health Systems.

Co-counsel: Donald Wolff, an attorney of Donald Wolff and Associates.

Co-counsel: Alan Mandel, an attorney of Davidson, Schlueter, Mandel, Mandel.

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a non-profit, United Way agency. Its mission is to assist African Americans and others throughout the region in the achievement of social and economic equality. The Urban League implements its mission through advocacy, coalition building, program services and by promoting communication and understanding between the races.

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