In the print and digital Anniversary Issue, Gazelle STL released its 2016 ‘The Influence List: 20 People Who Impact The Future of St. Louis’. Over the next few weeks, we will feature this year’s honorees on our website.


St. Louis Blues 

St. Louis Cardinals


St. Louis Blues player David Backes, front left, and Carolina Hurricanes player Eric Staal, front right, stand at the ready in January 2016, as Tom Stillman, center left, and Bill Dewitt III, center right, drop the puck for St. Louis. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis is one of the greatest sports cities in America. As we move toward the future, we take a moment to acknowledge two influential St. Louisans who are beacons of hope for the future of St. Louis sports – Bill Dewitt III and Tom Stillman. Under Bill Dewitt III’s leadership, the St. Louis Cardinals entered their 135th season as three-time defending NL Central division champions, with five consecutive playoff appearances. The St. Louis Blues gained major steam this season with thrilling moments that will go down in Tom Stillman’s leadership history as one of the best Blues seasons St. Louis has ever seen. We cannot stress enough how important the Blues and the Cardinals are to this city, and commend these two legendary sports leaders for propelling St. Louis sports to a whole new level at just the right time.












Check out ‘The Influence List’ in the current issue of Gazelle STL Magazine on newsstands now.