Brothers of the East Central Province, we are pleased to announce that the special guest and keynote speaker at this year’s Province Council will be Senior Grand Vice Polemarch Reuben A. Shelton.
About Brother Shelton
As Senior Counsel at Monsanto, Reuben Shelton handles antitrust/ intellectual property litigation, international business litigation, and global policy matters. He also serves as General Counsel of the Monsanto Citizenship Fund, the company’s political action committee.
He currently serves as President of the Missouri Bar Association and Vice Chairman of the Missouri Development Finance Board. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the United Way Agency of Greater St. Louis.
Mr. Shelton has served in many civic and professional organizations. He is Past President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), and the St. Louis Bar Foundation and is the first African American ever elected to those positions. He has served as Missouri Bar Association delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and as a member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.
Before Monsanto, he was Special Chief Counsel in the Office for the Missouri Attorney General. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas where he was captain of the basketball team and became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University.