Commission Work

Rich McClure, Co-Chair

McClure is an active leader in civic causes. He has extensive experience working with communities, as well as state and local governments on complex issues of education, government organization and public policy that has prepared him for this effort.

He currently chairs the St. Louis Regional Board of Teach for America, an organization committed to addressing educational inequality that recruits and trains talented young women and men from across the United States to teach in urban school districts. As a member and former President of Civic Progress, the organization composed of leaders from the region’s largest employers, McClure has been active on a number of initiatives. Of note is his work to address issues in education, including improvements to the St. Louis Public Schools. He is the former President of UniGroup, Inc. and has held significant public policy leadership positions in Missouri and Illinois. He is on the boards of the St. Louis United Way, and the St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America.

Why I'm Serving: 
“I am deeply committed to making St. Louis a stronger and fairer place for all, and am honored to be asked to serve on the Ferguson Commission as co-chair with Starsky Wilson. The significant challenges we face as a region have been vividly exposed by events in Ferguson. Committed and thoughtful citizens must identify necessary actions to take and policies that have to change. Then, our state and our region must pursue their implementation vigorously. I am passionate about addressing these very complex and serious issues, working with a diverse and committed Commission.”