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Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis adds Tom Harmon, Carole Macharia, and Tracy Reiter to its Governing Board

St. Louis – February 7, 2019 – Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that empowers children in need to achieve their full academic potential, today announced the appointments of Tom Harmon, Caroline Macharia, and Tracy Reiter to its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom, Carole, and Tracy as the newest members of our team,” said Jim Mather, Board President of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. “Each one has a passion for our mission and a heart for our scholars. We are honored to have them as part of the BHGH family.”

Tom Harmon is the president of Commerce Bank – St. Louis, after having more than 20 years of commercial banking experience and serving as President of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging for three years. Harmon is the former treasurer of The Independence Center, and serves as a member of the St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts.

Carole Macharia is a senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP in the Advisory Services practice. Beginning her career in Nairobi, Kenya, she has since served clients across multiple industries and countries. Macharia has significant experience assisting clients with all aspects of auditing, including risk assessment and engagement reporting.

Tracy Reiter is vice president and chief information officer, Commercial and Residential Solutions, Emerson, where she is responsible for the development and execution of the Platform IT Strategy. Throughout her career, she has held various positions in vendor management organization and security strategy, compliance, and awareness. Prior to joining Emerson, Reiter worked at both Ernst & Young and Gartner in IT and senior sales roles.

About Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Headquartered in Richmond Heights, Mo., Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. The local program currently serves 19 middle and high school students in residence, more than 50 scholars in the community-based Hope Prep Academy in the Ferguson-Florissant and Jennings School Districts and 23 collegians.

Founded in St. Louis in 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope has affiliates in 14 other U.S. cities, Mexico and Guatemala. For more information about Boys Hope Girls Hope, including information about how to get involved or donate, visit www.bhghstl.org.

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