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Vincent Bennett (PP) and Stephanie Hosler (PP)

September 13, 2019

Vincent Bennett, past parent, and Stephanie Hosler, past parent, were featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on 09.13.19 in a "Diverse Business Leaders" feature:

"Vincent Bennett, president of housing developer McCormack Baron Salazar, works to build communities where all people can thrive and that impact the broader economic health of neighborhoods and regions. What makes you a diverse business leader? As president of one of the nation’s largest developers of economically-integrated housing, I lead a diverse team of talented and dedicated real estate professionals, working in over 47 urban communities across the country. In total, McCormack Baron Salazar has developed over 23,000 apartments with total development costs of over $4.3 billion. Since I took the main lead on our development efforts 12 years ago, my team has built over 9,600 apartments with just under $2.6 billion in development costs. In those same years, in St. Louis alone, we developed 250,000 square feet of commercial space and 750 apartments (with more to come in the Near Northside Choice Neighborhood) with total development costs of $270 million, the bulk of which has been invested in the north side of the city." Read the whole article here (requires subscription access). 

"Stephanie Hosler, a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, serves as a mentor to younger associates of color at her law firm and volunteers to advance community dialogue and advocacy. What makes you a diverse business leader? Because my parents were both immigrants to the United States, I grew up surrounded by people from different countries and backgrounds. As a result, I have always appreciated people’s differences. I feel passionately that we need more diversity in the practice of law. This is one of the reasons that I am involved in the Lawyers of Color Initiative at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, in which I have served as a mentor for younger associates and helped to plan events such as business development seminars. In addition, about a decade ago, I co-founded the Professional Women’s Initiative at the firm." Read the whole article here (requires subscription access).