Linda Goldstein
Executive Fellow

Linda Goldstein

Linda Goldstein has a unique combination of private sector and public service experience and skills. As a respected public official, Linda is known for her achievement of bold community initiatives. Her public engagement, building collaborations among diverse groups, public-private partnership creation and public speaking are well known. As a senior level organizational leader and small business owner, she has more than twenty-year track record of producing bottom line results. Her business skills include strategic planning, budget development and P&L responsibility, recruiting and training, team building and merger integration.

Prior to founding Linda Goldstein Consulting, LLC, Linda served as an elected official in the City of Clayton for fourteen years. She led the city as Clayton’s first woman mayor from 2007-2013. In the private sector, Linda managed commercial flooring, maintenance and the restoration business and achieved consistently profitable results, often exceeding industry standards, which earned her a national reputation for best practices in her industry.

Linda has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is currently on the board of the Scholarship Foundation (board president 1995-1998), Central Institute for the Deaf, United States Green Building Council and The Clayton Century Foundation.

Awards include the St. Louis Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Women in Business, Coro Leadership Center’s Outstanding Alumni Award and Winning Women’s Public Service Award.  She has been named as one of the Most Influential St. Louisans by the St. Louis Business Journal every year since 2008 and was chosen by the Riverfront Times as “Best Mayor” in 2009.  In 2012, Linda was honored as the Public Official of the Year by the Missouri Park & Recreation Association and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Bicycle Federation.

Linda is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and as master’s degree in counseling psychology from St. Louis University.