By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

Stephen Lewis, vice president of ARTBA chapter Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO), has been selected as a 2020 Diverse Business Leader by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Lewis “plays a key role in diversity and inclusion in the St. Louis construction industry,” the business publication said in a Sept. 24 story. He has assisted minority contractors throughout the region grow their businesses and has helped AGCMO win national recognition for those efforts.

“Steve has been a tremendous resource as we’ve built the relationship between ARTBA and Missouri’s contractors through the years,” said ARTBA General Counsel Rich Juliano. “Whenever Steve hosts me in St. Louis, it’s obvious he has an extensive personal network throughout the business and civic community.  Everywhere we go, he knows people. That benefits the members Steve represents.”  

“Embracing inclusion is imperative to remain relevant today and in the future,” Lewis told the Business Journal. “Demographics are changing and we must evolve to provide a significant shift resulting in transformative change … to grow, thrive, and remain competitive.”