Kelli McCrary joined the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District in 2017, as Director of Security & Urban Space. Since this time, she has developed strong relationships with downtown stakeholders and representatives in her leadership role. In 2020, Kelli was elevated to the position of CID Executive Director in which she now oversees all CID operations and departments. Kelli has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, corporate security, and business management sectors. Kelli possesses certifications as a Trainer in Active Shooter and Intruder Response and is an Intelligence Liaison Officer for the Missouri Highway Patrol Information Analysis Center. Kelli is an alumnus of Webster University having earned a Master's Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management.
Director of Governance and Administration
Michelle Cheli started her career with the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District under Downtown STL, Inc. in 2009 as a Downtown Guide and was promoted to Team Leader in 2010. From 2014 – 2017 she assumed the dispatcher position, a role that allowed her to work with the City to resolve thousands of issues every year. In 2017 Michelle was promoted to Director of Administrative Services allowing her to work closely with the Board of Directors and day to day management of the office. Michelle has an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Meramec Community College.
Marketing and Communication Manager
Gabrielle Cherre began working for the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District in 2019, under management from Downtown STL, Inc., as a Project Manager and Social Media Coordinator. She managed numerous major projects, including LightMySTL and Design Downtown STL, and oversaw all communications. Prior to joining the CID, Gabrielle was a Copywriter at Drive Social Media and a Scriptwriter for KMOV. Gabrielle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Missouri.
Tim McDonough began his journey with the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District under the stewardship of Downtown STL, Inc. in 2015 as a CID Guide, was promoted to Team Leader, and then transitioned to his current role as Administrative Assistant in 2017. Previous employment includes Bilingual (Spanish) work with Western Union, Bank of America, Trans World Airlines, and Commodore Cruise Lines. Tim has an Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade Community College and has been a Downtown St. Louis homeowner since 2009.
Meet the Clean Team
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