Retired engineer Roxie Randolph has been tabbed as the new president of the Assistance League of St. Louis.
A Chesterfield resident, Randolph worked as an engineer for Southwestern Bell and AT&T in both Texas and St. Louis. She is the first black person to be elected as head of the organization.
The Ellisville-based league is run exclusively by more than 500 volunteers who contribute about 72,000 hours annually and provide services to about 46,000 area residents.
Randolph joined the league five years ago and previously served as the chairwoman of Operation School Bell, the group's largest support program, which last year provided school uniforms for about 10,000 children.
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