St. Louisans garner two Eisenhower fellowships

April 29
The St. Louis American

Two St. Louis professionals are among nine recipients nationwide of U.S. Eisenhower Fellowships.

Rhonda Broussard, president of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, and Tim Nowak, executive director of World Trade Center St. Louis, will travel on an intensive, four-to-five week, personalized professional trips. They will meet with experts in business, government, and non-profit institutions in their respective fields.

Both leave for their trips within the next week. Broussard will travel to Finland and New Zealand to learn innovative teaching techniques. Nowak will be traveling to Malaysia and Indonesia to establish mutually beneficial economic partnerships and to expand job growth and economic opportunities.

On Tuesday, just days before Nowak departs on his fellowship travels, World Trade Center St. Louis will host AmCham Indonesia President Arian Ardie and Retired U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond for a program on doing business in Indonesia. This is a follow up to the MOU signed on a St. Louis trade mission to Indonesia in 2012, outlining ways to collaborate, promote and develop U.S./Indonesia trade and investment.

“We are so fortunate to have two of our rising leaders in St. Louis selected as Eisenhower Fellows,” said Edward L. Monser, president & chief operating officer, Emerson. “Both Rhonda and Tim have a strong track record of achievement and are seen to have high potential for further growth. Their innovation and leadership in education and global business development have already benefitted the St. Louis community. This intensive, individually designed fellowship will help them both focus on their passions and the advancement of St. Louis.”