About the Board Members

Biographical information about the board members.

Voting Members

Dr. Jazzmine Nolan-Echols

Dr. Jazzmine Nolan-Echols is a fourth generation North St. Louis native of the Penrose, College Hill and Kingsway neighborhoods. She is a graduate of both St. Louis Public Schools and the only HBCU in the city of St. Louis, Harris Stowe State University. She owns and operates Marie Management and its subsidiaries that are responsible for the operations of 400 companies totaling $100M in cash revenue from 6 cities and 3 countries. 

Dr. Jazzmine Nolan-Echols practices philanthropy by contributing to the community via economic development partnerships, youth development, advising and board participation. When she is not actively involved in her philanthropic efforts, she’s completing community service with her sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. 

As a member of the Charter Commission she aims to lead the change the city has needed since the Charter’s inception 109 years ago. With the millennial perspective, the updates are sure to include what will positively impact future generations of families, businesses and communities alike.

Travis Sheridan
Vice Chair

Travis holds the position of Chief Community Officer at Wexford Science & Technology, liaising closely with university partners, civic leaders, and community groups within Wexford's Knowledge Communities. He pioneers the creation of inclusive urban spaces, directs community engagement strategies, identifies fresh partnerships and initiatives, establishes funding means for diverse innovators, and reinforces connections between the Knowledge Community and its geographic context. Additionally, he heads the Wexford SciTech Seed Fund's investment committee.

Before Wexford, Travis made significant strides as President of the CIC Venture Café Global Institute, managing its global expansion. Earlier, as the Assistant VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, he oversaw a business plan contest, launched a biotech incubator, and managed multiple business incubators.

Travis continues to contribute by serving on the boards of various local organizations, including the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Chairman’s Circle and Policy Council of Greater St. Louis Inc.

Armed with a bachelor's in psychology, a master's in organizational behavior, and doctoral coursework in organizational leadership, Travis applies innovation and entrepreneurship to foster community and economic growth. A resident of Old North STL, he proudly lives in a house he built from shipping containers.

Briana Bobo

Briana Bobo is an innovative, community-minded leader with a passion for fostering belonging. As a proud St. Louis City resident, she seeks out opportunities to drive meaningful impact in sustainable ways. Her personal ethos is centered on the theme of legacy, empowering all generations current and to come, with resources and tools to live full lives.

Having recently completed a graduate degree at a local institution, she is ready to put her strategic business acumen to work in order to enhance the St. Louis City Charter.

David Dwight IV

Driven by a passion for systems change and racial equity, David Dwight IV has served in a variety of leadership roles to engage community voices and apply an equity lens to regional and national issues, including public safety, economic recovery, and philanthropy.

Currently, David is a strategy consultant supporting social impact organizations to achieve their visions for thriving communities. From 2019-2023, he served as the Executive Director and Lead Strategy Catalyst at Forward Through Ferguson (FTF), the organization created to actualize the racial equity vision of the Ferguson Commission, which was a wide-ranging community policy recommendation process engaging over 3,000 residents after the Ferguson Uprising. In 2015 he served as the communications fellow for the Ferguson Commission, where he worked closely with the Citizen-Law Enforcement Relations working group before becoming a founding staff member of Forward Through Ferguson in 2016.

His experience in co-founding Students in Solidarity in 2014—a multi-campus student advocacy coalition—led him to center equity, justice, and advocacy in his career. He is dedicated to supporting the St. Louis region and communities across the US as we forge a path toward a society where racial equity is the status quo.

Christopher N. Grant

Chris Grant and his wife, Georgiana, have lived in the City, in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, for over 20 years. They have two kids, who attend St. Louis Public Schools. Chris is an attorney, representing labor unions and workers.  He also teaches courses from time to time at St. Louis University School of Law.

Scott Intagliata

Scott Intagliata grew up in St. Louis, graduated from Tulane University in 1983 with a B.A. in Philosophy, and attended graduate school for English Literature at the University of MO - St. Louis, where he also taught writing and composition.

Scott has worked as a freelance journalist, taught at both the University of MO – St. Louis and Lindenwood University, and spent 12 years managing and consulting on political campaigns.

Since 1997, he has been one of the owners of Unico Inc., a manufacturer of HVAC equipment. He and his co-owners have grown the company over 1600% in that time. He is a limited partner and advisor at Six Thirty Ventures, a VC fund, where he also serves on the Portfolio Committee and Investment Committee, as well as serving as board observer for five of Six Thirty’s invested companies.

He is also an active investor and equity owner in five other businesses and serves on the board of directors of four different charitable organizations. He and his family live in an historic home in St. Louis’ Central West End.

Non-Voting, Ex-Officio Members

Casey Millburg
Policy Director
(314) 622-3201
Email & full profile

Christine Ingrassia
Director of Operations
(314) 622-4114
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Sheena Hamilton
City Counselor
(314) 622-3361
Email & full profile

Sonya Gray
Director of Personnel
(314) 622-3399
Email & full profile

Tiara Thomas
Public Information Officer to the Comptroller
(314) 613-7360
Email & full profile

Joseph Vollmer
Ward 5 Alderman

Jake Hummel
Labor Representative

Jake Hummel is the President of the Missouri AFL-CIO, representing hundreds of thousands of union members and their families across Missouri.  Prior to the presidency he served as Secretary Treasurer. A former member of the Missouri Senate representing both St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Before the Senate he served in the House of Representatives for 8 years, representing St. Louis City (District 81). In 2012 Jake was elected by his colleagues to lead the Democratic Caucus as the House Minority Leader. He continued as Minority leader until the end of his fourth and final term in 2016. He currently serves as the Committeeman for the old 11th Ward in St. Louis City. In 2020 he was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to the state Legislative Pay Plan Commission. Jake also serves as the President of the Missouri Works Initiative, the statewide workforce development arm of the AFL-CIO. 

He is a fourth-generation union member and a 25-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In 2000, Jake helped organize the St. Louis City Labor Club.

Jake was born in St. Louis and is a 1994 graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School. He currently resides in the Holly Hills neighborhood in St. Louis City with his wife Sarah and three children.


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