Bill Luster is President Emeritus of The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis. He completed a 30 year career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation where held roles in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Sales Management, and Recruiting. While at Kimberly-Clark he was recognized for both regional and national sales accomplishments. He is currently a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, holding both a series 7 and series 66 license.
Bill grew up in the St. Louis area and is the son of Willie and Juanita Luster and the father of Jordan Luster. He is a graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City Missouri, where he received a Bachelor Degree. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University. In addition to this he is a graduate of The St. Louis Consortium For Leadership Development.
Bill is a past board member at Rockhurst University, where he served as President of the Black Alumni Association. He has also served on the Advisory Board for Junior Achievement, the Board of Directors for Money Smarts School of Finance For Children and the Allocation Committee for The United Way of Greater St. Louis. He was the founding member of The Urban League Young Professionals – Pasadena California Chapter.
Bill currently serves as Midwest District Representative on the Board of Directors for The 100 Black Men of America as well Member-At-Large for the local, St. Louis Chapter. He also serves on several local boards in the St. Louis area, including The Fathers and Families Support Center.
While the 100 Black Men of America and local chapters go through the process of developing the “New Norm” for interacting and engaging with members and stakeholders, it is imperative that we continue to have laser focus on the execution of our core programs.
I will work with chapters within the District to make sure they have access to all tools and information required for sustainability and growth, focusing on:
- Chapter membership development and leadership succession planning
- Identification and execution of virtual / online training programs
- Transparent, timely, and open channels of communication at all levels of the organization