Rose is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Little Bit Foundation. She and her founding partner began the organization in 2001 after a friend asked the women for help in providing coats to students at the school where she taught. When the teacher moved to another school, she again reached out for help for her students in need. Little Bit officially sponsored its first school in 2004 and gained its nonprofit status in 2006. Rose has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University.
With a 30-year career in the financial services industry, Rick is currently Senior Vice President, Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager for UBS Financial Services. He has been involved with a number of St. Louis community organizations, serving as Board President of Glen Echo Country Club and Logos School, as a member of the Cardinal Glennon Development Board and in various leadership roles for Fair St. Louis. Rick is a graduate of Saint Louis University.
Tomea is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and a Lecturer in Law at Washington University School of Law. Prior to joining the university faculty, she practiced corporate and environmental law with Thompson & Mitchell. Tomea is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Washington University School of Law.
Michael is President of AG Industries, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of medical devices and respiratory supplies. He is involved with Marygrove and Peter and Paul Community Services in addition to The Little Bit Foundation. A St. Louis native, Michael graduated from Saint Louis University High School and earned his BA in Economics from Yale University.
Suzie is a Senior Associate with Stark and Associates of St. Louis and has over 25 years of sales, sales management and leadership experience. In addition to serving on The Little Bit Foundation Board, she is a partner for Social Venture Partners, the nonprofit arm of the Regional Business Council, and is involved in the United Way Board, Core Cabinet for Chair United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative, Whitfield School Board, Advisory Board for The Entrepreneurship Institute and The St. Louis Forum. Suzie has a BA in Communications from Loyola University.
Tom is Vice President for Enterprise Fleet Management, where he began his career over 20 years ago in the company’s San Diego branch. He relocated to St. Louis in 2003 to help lead the Fleet Management division at Enterprise’s corporate headquarters. Tom attended San Diego and California State Universities.
John is Vice President at Brown Shoe Company. He has more than 20 years experience in IT, enterprise resource planning and supply chain experience with companies such as IBM and Accenture prior to Brown Shoe. John holds BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Mike is President of St. Mary's High School in St. Louis. Prior to this, he was part of the CBC High School organization for more than 20 years, serving as president, school administrator, teacher and coach. Mike completed his undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and earned his Masters of Secondary School Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
A Little Bit school volunteer since 2011, Susan Gausnell serves as the volunteer liaison to the Board. She is a registered dietician and worked in the field for six years before becoming an insurance representative for Shelter Insurance Co., where she spent 20 years. Prior to Little Bit, Susan served on the boards of several school associations, including Reed School, Ladue Middle School and Ladue Horton Watkins High School. She also has been involved with the Junior League of St. Louis. Susan is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Amy has been involved with The Little Bit Foundation’s grants program since 2007. She currently co-chairs the organization’s Development Committee, overseeing major gifts, corporate giving and grant writing. Amy has 24 years experience in nonprofit development and fundraising and a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton.
Gina is General Counsel, Operations for Object Computing, Inc. and an Associate with McMahon Berger, a St. Louis law firm. In addition to Little Bit, Gina has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. She received her BS from Arizona State University and her MBA and law degree from Saint Louis University.
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Karl has served as President of Missouri College since 2005. He is an active member of the Career College Association and the St. Louis Regional Commerce Growth Association’s Leadership Circle and is a certified facilitator for the Pacific Institute. Karl received his BA degree from Principia College and an MA in Education from Wayne State University.
Scott is Managing Director Wealth Management Advisor for the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. He has over 30 years in the financial sector in both Chicago and St. Louis. In addition to Little Bit, Scott is on the Board of Directors for the 7th District Council in the City of St. Louis and has served on the Finance Committee at John Burroughs School. Scott earned an MBA in Finance from Washington University and a BA in Finance from Rice University in Houston.
Meg is owner of Eagen, Inc. and has over 15 years of communications, marketing and events management for corporations, organizations, communities and individuals. She started her career in the sports broadcasting industry. Meg graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Communications. She is active in her hometown of St. Louis as a member of the Young Friends of the Art Museum Steering Committee, and she co-chaired the 2009 Women’s Leadership Initiative Service Plunge for the United Way.
Mike is Managing Director for Osborne HomeCare Group, LLC. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Financial Officer for William K. Busch Brewing Co. Mike has more than 25 years of senior management experience in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, banking, insurance and the securities industry. He has been involved with numerous start-ups, turnarounds and Fortune 500 companies.
Mike is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Business and earned an MBA in Finance from Washington University.
Rebecca is Business Unit President of CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services. She has 20+ years of experience in the employee benefits and insurance industry and has developed deferred compensation programs for many nonprofit organizations. Rebecca is actively involved with numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of Health Underwriters, Working in Employee Benefits and Gateway Human Resource Association of St. Louis. She has a BS in Finance from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.