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A.J. Bockelman


  • Role: Executive Director
  • Location: Saint Louis

A.J. Bockelman joined PROMO as Executive Director in July 2007. A.J. holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville. After spending 15 years in Human Resources within the travel industry, A.J. changed career paths to devote his energies to non-profits, including working as the Development Director for a local after-school and mentoring program. Prior to becoming a staff member at PROMO, A.J. was a long-time volunteer and community activist. A.J. started as a community volunteer for Challenge Metro, a gay and lesbian crisis line, in 1994. A.J. joined the PROMO Board of Directors in 2006 and previously served on the Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors for five years. As the Executive Director for PROMO, A.J. has focused on building community partners, strengthening the infrastructure of PROMO and creating systemic change in our state legislature. During the summer of 2011, A.J. attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program as a Bohnett Fellow. You may contact A.J. at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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PROMO is Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. We identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results. PROMO's goals are to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law. We build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians. PROMO is a 501(c)(4) organization.  PROMO Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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