Board of Trustees: Emily Pitts

Emily Pitts

Emily Pitts

Ballwin, Missouri

Year of Election as Trustee: 2018

Pitts began her career with Edward Jones in 1995 as a financial advisor in Atlanta. She was named a limited partner in 2001 and a principal in 2004, when she moved to the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis to implement marketing of credit cards and mortgage services.

Before her retirement in 2020, Pitts led the firm’s comprehensive inclusion initiative. She was instrumental in creating the firm’s first cross-cultural development program, and she also developed the firm’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Minority Leadership Forum and Home-office Inclusion Mentoring Program.

Pitts graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned an executive MBA from Washington University. She serves on many regional and national boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Diversity Awareness Partnership, and the St. Louis Urban League. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization of African-American executives from Fortune 500 companies who work to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and develop African-American corporate leaders.