Tessa Trelz Receives “Inspiring St. Louisan” Award from National Association of Colored People
Tessa Trelz, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Corporate Services practice group, was chosen as an “Inspiring St. Louisan,” by the St. Louis County National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Trelz was among 25 honorees recognized at the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Fellowship Dinner on June 4, 2013.
Inspiring St. Louisans are chosen for their significant contributions and positive impact on the regional community. They are local leaders who have dedicated time and made concerted efforts towards progress in business, law, education, health and government fields.
Trelz has more than 25 years of experience providing transactional and governance counsel to public and private companies throughout the United States. She made history in 1998 when she founded Armstrong Teasdale's Professional Advancement of Women Program, the first St. Louis law firm project aimed at helping women attorneys advance their careers. Trelz also assisted the University of Missouri St. Louis create its Women’s Leadership Chancellor’s Council designed to support and promote women’s programs throughout the campus. In recognition of her efforts, UMSL awarded Trelz its Women Trailblazer Award.
Actively involved in a number of civic and community organizations, Trelz is chair of the Mercy St. Louis Health Foundation. She is also a board member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and serves as co-chair of the GSEM Board Development Committee.
Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, Trelz is a member of The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia.