Anna E. Crosslin
Anna E. Crosslin is president and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL), a regional immigrant services and community engagement hub. Led by her since 1978, the Institute offers integrative services to more than 6,000 immigrants from 60 countries annually. IISTL is widely respected for its English and citizenship preparation, workforce development and career path services, small business development and microlending, and cultural competency training. Annually, staff collaborate with more than 250 area institutions, including higher education, government, and business. Crosslin is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Since 2000, she has routinely been identified as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential St. Louisans” including awards for Diversity and Women’s Leadership. Crosslin is a board member of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, board chair of the National Asian Pacific Center for Aging in Seattle, and is a gubernatorial appointee to the MO Commission on Human Rights. She is frequently quoted by the media and has been featured in stories in publications around the world. In June 2015, Crosslin was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugee Day. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates – one from Webster University and another from Washington University, her alma mater.