A Civic Café Civic Journey Spotlight aims to connect students with local civic leaders. Local civic leaders will share the story of how their life experiences shaped their path and led them to the type of civic work they do now as well as their perspective on civic engagement and social change. Civic Journey Spotlights aim to offer students real-life examples of how to get involved in social change, a deeper understanding of the St. Louis region, and a chance to reflect on their own civic pathways, values, and commitments.
The Gephardt Institute is thrilled to welcome Karlos Ramirez, Vice President of Latino Outreach, International Institute St. Louis, for a Civic Journey Spotlight on Tuesday, November 28 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Stix House.
Karlos Ramirez serves as the Vice President of Latino Outreach where he recruits Hispanics to move to the region to amplify the workforce and increase population.
Previously, he was Vice President of Community & Business Development at Midwest BankCentre where he built, nurtured, and expanding bank relationships in the community and economic development arena. Focusing on the Hispanic population and other underserved communities he has helped improve the region by uplifting all communities to strengthen the region.
Prior to his time at Midwest BankCentre, Ramirez was the President & CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis for 10 years. During his tenure, the Hispanic Chamber grew its membership by 201% and increased corporate sponsorships by 707% and is now the third largest chamber. Prior to that he worked in Higher Education for 15 years. He is joined here in St. Louis by his wife (Alejandra), daughter (Karina 14) and son (Cristian 29)