Who is Blackrock?

St. Louis

Blackrock Consulting is a local, majority-woman owned business with expertise ranging from government relations and public policy to environmental sustainability and community engagement. We’re proud to have worked with some of STL’s finest institutions, including Missouri Botanical Garden‘s EarthWays Center, ACLU of Missouri, NARAL, Action St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, and more.

Lisa and Lacy Cagle of Blackrock Consulting
Lacy Cagle and Lisa Cagle

The people behind Blackrock, (Nolan Sharkey, J.P. Johnson, Lisa Cagle, Lacy Cagle, Jenn DeRose, and Sunni Hutton), are deeply involved in the community, volunteering for organizations such as the Gene Slay Girls and Boys Club, U.S. Green Building Council, earthday365, and on clean energy projects across the region. We’ve stood on the streets to fight racial injustice and sat at the table with decision makers to influence progressive policy issues. We spend our time, energy, and talent to fight for what we believe in.

We believe that St. Louis is at a crucial turning point.

As St. Louisans, we can both work to make our City and its various neighborhoods and communities more resilient to the shocks and stressors we will see increasingly over the next few decades — shocks and stressors like the impacts of climate change, economic shifts and recessions, political instability and civic unrest. And we can also choose to change the way we do things right now: to make our governments, our laws, institutions, and practices more just and sustainable for all St. Louisans, to elevate Black and brown communities, and choose to eliminate the racial and economic disparities that weaken our city and our region.

The work we do for our clients furthers our vision for a resilient St. Louis, whether that work involves promoting a clean energy future, building community capacity and Black power, or navigating the complex innerworkings of regional politics. We support progressive organizations and help them build the capacity to accomplish their goals.

We believe that with creativity, hard work, transparency, and collaboration, we can overcome the challenges St. Louis faces and become the strong, vibrant region that residents deserve to live in. We love our city, and strive to make it a better place for all St. Louisans.