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December 3, 2020

John Jennings shared communication and leadership lessons to Washington University students

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John Jennings, President & Chief Strategist

John M. Jennings, Chief Strategist and President at The St. Louis Trust Company, was a guest speaker for the Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership class at The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor Leah Lorendo, Ph.D., expressed her thanks to John for generously giving his time to talk with two of her classes. She said John was “engaging” and “provided very valuable information to our students.” Professor Lorendo believes compelling, clear and engaging communication is the most important key to great leadership, which John demonstrated to both her classes.

The focus of the course is the practical application of leadership communication strategies expressed through the virtues of spirited leadership. Through a critical-thinking framework that includes content, listener analysis, objectives of a communicative exchange, and desired business outcomes, students will learn how to inspire, motivate, and influence listeners.

The St. Louis Trust Company’s approach to wealth management for families with multi-generational wealth is different from the norm. We provide holistic, high-touch client service combined with customized, independent investment management and a full range of family office services including family strategy and governance, estate planning, cash flow management, risk management and philanthropy coordination. Advising clients on more than thirteen billion dollars of investment assets and more than fifteen billion dollars of total wealth, we work to construct a financial strategy that achieves both short- and long-term goals. We are proactive. We are resourceful. We are relentless.

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