ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Steph Perkins has been offered and has accepted the position of Executive Director of PROMO, Missouri's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization. An official announcement is expected tomorrow.

Perkins has been serving as Interim Executive Director of PROMO since October 2015, following the retirement of A.J. Bockelman, and will be relocating to St. Louis from Springfield this spring. Perkins first joined PROMO as the Southwest Field Organizer in 2008 and was the Deputy Director from 2011-2015.

Originally from Overland Park, KS, Perkins comes from a large, Jewish family who are also active in their communities. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Sociology and Religious Studies from Missouri State University, where he was active in student organizations and with the administration on campus. Perkins is among the first openly transgender individuals to head a statewide LGBT equality organization.



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