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Last month, an impressive gathering of business, civic and community leaders, as well as family and friends, came together to celebrate Tom Voss and his contributions to St. Louis. The longtime CEO of Ameren officially retired this month, following a remarkable 45-year career with the company.

While Mr. Voss’ professional accomplishments most definitely are noteworthy, it’s his contributions ‘off the grid’ (pun intended) that deserve our applause. If you’re a regular reader of Ladue News, you know that he is omnipresent in our pages: In the past year alone, he and wife Carol have helmed the stl250 campaign, as well as supported major fundraisers for nonprofits too many to mention.

During the gathering at the Missouri History Museum, tribute after tribute spelled out the impact Mr. Voss has had in his hometown. One of the speakers even managed to give LN a ‘shout out’ by saying, Now that Tom Voss is retiring, they’d have to hang black bunting at Ladue News.

On the contrary, sir. We’d been assured by Mrs. Voss that Tom will be around--doing what he does best--more than ever. Lucky for us! Our coverage begins on p. 8.