Nancy Cross

Executive Director of Operations

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Nancy E. Cross (she/her) serves as the Executive Director of Operations for the City of St. Louis. She joined the Jones’ Administration after more than thirty years with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) predominantly in the Midwest and held a variety of positions in organizing and local leadership. She spent the last seventeen years as the Missouri Director/Vice President of SEIU Local 1. In this role, she was responsible for the business operations of Local 1, including the oversight and management of the Taft-Hartley funds in Missouri, collaboration with community allies to improve employment and living conditions for all workers; negotiating labor contracts, and participating in legislative processes including working to pass ballot initiatives. During her tenure with SEIU, Ms. Cross sat on several national boards for SEIU: Midwest Initiative and SEIU’s Racial Justice Task Force.

Ms. Cross has been a member of several boards in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the Greater St. Louis United Way (executive board member and finance committee member); the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO (vice president); Citizens for Modern Transit (vice president); Missouri Jobs with Justice Statewide Board (labor co-chair); and MOLLI’s List (chairwoman).

Ms. Cross has a law degree from Howard University School of Law with emphasis on labor law.

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 622-3479

Office of the Mayor
City Hall, Room 200
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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