Tom Schlafly

Tom Schlafly

Tom Schlafly is the Chairman of Schlafly Brewing Company, the oldest and largest American-owned brewery in Missouri.  He’s a lawyer with Thompson Coburn  LLP and one of the owners of The St. Louis Blues hockey team.  He serves on a board of trustees that oversees several dozen mutual funds managed by Franklin Templeton.

Early in life Tom developed an interest in exploratory  travel that took him to six continents before he reached the age of 30.  For  the past 15 years he has served on the Board of the CRUDEM Foundation, which supports a hospital in Milot, Haiti.   He has also had a lifelong interest in conservation, especially wetlands in the floodplains of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers near St. Louis.  In 2006 he received The Lewis C. Green Award from The Great Rivers Environmental Law Center for his efforts on behalf of conservation.  He recognizes that exploration can take many forms. For 36 years he has served on the Board of Directors of The St. Louis Public Library,  which makes the world of exploration available to all regardless of means.

Tom received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.  In 2018 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by The University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Tom and his wife, Ulrike, a native of Cologne, Germany, live in the City of St. Louis in the same neighborhood in which six generations of his family have lived.

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The Explorers Club Saint Louis
c/o Thomas Schlafly
Thompson Coburn LLP
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101